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Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation – COVID-19 Updates
(last updated on 5-7-2020)

 

The health and safety of our park and beach visitors, as well as customers using our city pools, gyms, and other facilities, is of the highest importance for the Department as we respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are also taking careful measures to safeguard our staff as we serve the community. To provide the safest possible environment for everyone to work in and enjoy, we are implementing the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) and State recommendations to avoid the transmission of COVID-19, such as maintaining physical distancing, using masks, along with other best personal-protection practices.

CDC Recommendations When Visiting Parks & Recreation Facilities

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PARKS: Open

More details available on the Open Texas page (effective 5-5-2020)

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BEACHES: Open

More details available on the Open Texas page (effective 5-5-2020)

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TRAILS: Open

It is absolutely necessary that all park and beach visitors follow these rules:

Practice physical distancing:

  • Avoid gatherings of 5 or more participants
  • Maintain a distance of 6 feet or more between individuals


Limit exposure to “high-touch” surfaces such as:

  • Handrails
  • Picnic tables
  • Benches


Follow the CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water
  • Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home if feeling sick


On the trails:

  • Avoid crowds
  • Maintain a distance of six feet or more between you and others
  • Keep to the right
  • When passing, call out “on your left”
  • Clean up your pet’s waste


More details available on the Open Texas page (effective 5-5-2020)

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POOLS

Join us for “Memorial Weekend,” Saturday–Monday, May 23–25, to celebrate Memorial Day and kick-off the summer!

To comply with new COVID-19 health protocols, a new reservation system for lap swim only has been implemented to manage the number and safety of patrons.

Collier Pool and the Corpus Christi Natatorium are accepting reservations for lap swim by calling 361-232-1989 or by sending an email to aquatics@cctexas.com. Reservations may be made 24 hours in advance.

Beginning Saturday, May 23, open swim will be based on 25% of pool capacity, on a first come first serve basis.

Hours vary by location:

Collier Pool, 3801 Harris Drive, Open Saturday & Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; (Open/Lap Swim) and Monday, 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (Lap Swim); 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Open/Lap Swim)

West Guth Pool, 9705 Up River Road, Open Saturday, Sunday & Monday, 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Open Swim)

Corpus Christi Natatorium, 3202 Cabaniss Parkway, Open Saturday & Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; (Open Swim/Lap Swim) and Monday, 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Lap Swim Only),12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Open Swim/Lap Swim)

For more information, go to Swimming Programs & Pools.

More details available on the Open Texas page (effective 5-5-2020)

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►  GYMS: Closed

More details available on the Open Texas page (effective 5-18-2020)

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GOLF COURSES & DISC GOLF COURSES: Open

Limit of four players. Must always maintain distance of six feet from each other. See the website for each golf course for more details regarding COVID-19 restrictions. Lozano Golf Center website. Oso Beach Golf Course website.

More details available on the Open Texas page (effective 5-5-2020)

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SUMMER 2020 YOUTH PROGRAMS

Latchkey Camps 

This program will run from June 8–July 31, Monday–Friday, 7:30am–6pm (closed July 3) at five campsites. The fee is $99/week/child or $25/day/child. The scholarship fee is $50/week/child. Tuition assistance is available for qualified participants. Registration will be ongoing throughout the summer, space permitting. Please call (361) 826-3499 for availability. 

This fun, enrichment program operates annually from June through August for youth ages 5-13. It features a variety of activities such as arts & crafts, guest speakers, and games. The curriculum is designed for children to develop character, learn valuable life skills, make new friends, and discover new interests. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Campers must bring their own lunch. We understand that finding a summer camp that is right for your child, schedule, and budget can be a challenge. This camp is the answer for parents! 

Latchkey Summer Camps 2020 - Flyer
Due to COVID-19, we have implemented a new safety process. Note that only online registration will be offered this summer, and each campsite will have a specific open registration date. There are limits for the number of children per campsite, so early registration is strongly encouraged. Online Registration opens May 26–29! See the flyer or news release for more details. 

More details available on the Texas Open Page. Revised May 18, 2020

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TENNIS CENTERS: Open

Limit of four players. Must always maintain a distance of six feet from each other. Additional rules and restrictions may apply, so inquire at the facility. For more information, go to the Tennis Centers page.

More details available on the Open Texas page (effective 5-5-2020)

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OUTDOOR BASKETBALL COURTS: Open

Limit of four players at a time on the court. Must always maintain a distance of six feet from each other.

More details available on the Open Texas page (effective 5-5-2020)

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FACILITY CLOSURES:

All eight senior centers, four recreation centers, two gyms, and sports fields are currently closed. All programming is canceled until further notice. Please check back to this page for updates.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: (361) 826-PLAY 

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