City Agrees to Let Nonprofit Group Maintain Parker Pool

The City of Corpus Christi has signed a lease agreement with the Coastal Bend Friends of Aquatics that will allow the group to operate and maintain Parker Pool in Flour Bluff.

The City closed the pool last year after determining it was too expensive to maintain. The nonprofit group organized after the closure, saying the need for a public pool in Flour Bluff was great.

The lease does not charge the group, who will be responsible for all repairs, maintenance and operations.

"We're so grateful because the kids out there, well, they can't walk across the Oso Bridge and they can't go out to the Island. They need a pool. They need recreation out there," said Dorrinda Garza of Coastal Bend Friends of Aquatics. "They need things they can walk to, and they can do that here."

Garza said repairs are underway and they still hope to open the pool before the end of summer. The group will be responsible for staffing, lifeguard equipment and amenities around the pool.

You can get updates on the pool and find out how to volunteer by going to


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