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5 Best Public Pools

Whether you’re swimming laps, or soaking up the sun, spending a beautiful day poolside is a must!

By: Jaqueline Gonzalez 

1. Natatorium: One of Corpus Christi’s most popular and well-known, year-round indoor pools, the Natatorium, continues to deliver excellent aquatic services. The establishment houses pools of different sizes to meet diverse clientele needs, and offers lap swimming as well. Visitors also love the convenience of the low-cost, indoor facility to host summer parties while avoiding the heat. 3202 Cabaniss CC TX 78415    361-826-1728

2. HEB Pool: If you’re considering hosting a pool party for the summer, the HEB pool offers nice, affordable family fun. The facility houses a variety of entertainment, including a large, family sized pool, cabanas, a party concession area, and a splash pad with sprinklers. The state of the art splash pad is an excellent and safer choice for smaller children and inexperienced swimmers, complete with fun water features to encourage building the confidence of smaller children in the water. 1520 Shely CC TX 78404   361-888-6002

3. Collier Pool: With a newly renovated facility, Collier pool ensures a successful aquatic family adventure. The heated pool, picnic tables, and barbecue grills secure year-round family fun. The facility’s renovation also includes the addition of locker rooms and showers for the guests’ convenience. Whether you’re there for the beach-inspired entrance, the splash of the giant bucket, or simply to swim laps, Collier pool is a great venue for some family fun. 

3801 Harris CC TX 78411   361-826-


4. Portland Aquatic Center: The Portland Aquatic Center is a great, year-round outdoor facility featuring two pools to ensure plenty of space for family fun. The center also includes a recreation pool, filled with entertainment including a boat slide, palm tree splashers, and a zero-depth entry for small children. The larger pool includes diving boards and floating play structures for more experienced swimmers. With ample shade, comfortable lawn furniture, and excellent lifeguards,

Portland Aquatic Center provides an exceptional environment for lengthy outdoor lounging.
2002 Billy G. Webb Dr. Portland TX 78374    361-777-4637

5. YMCA of the Coastal Bend: The YMCA is most popularly known for their state of the art fitness equipment and summer camps. If you are looking for something more relaxing, the YMCA also houses an indoor public pool and offers year-round swimming lessons. The Y provides high quality instruction in a fun and friendly environment, ensuring their clients build a life-long passion for swimming while enjoying the water. With lifeguards always on duty, the pool is a safe place to enjoy a swim. 

417 S. Upper Broadway CC TX 

78401    361-882-1741