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Cooling centers open during extreme heat in Pima County

Posted: 3:17 PM, Jun 09, 2022
Updated: 2022-06-09 21:03:02-04
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Pima County and the City of Tucson will make multiple cooling centers, or "heat refuges" available to people who have no access to indoor, air conditioned spaces.

Not all centers keep the same hours. Some are open only when a 110° temperature or higher is forecast. Remember to check with Pima County or the City of Tucson for location-specific information.

In addition to the designated cooling centers, Pima County libraries are air conditioned and open to the public.

Cooling centers with no temperature minimum:

  • Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church - 2331 E. Adams St.
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m. - noon
    • Pets allowed
  • La Frontera East Clinic - 4891 E. Grant Rd.
    • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • La Frontera RAPP Program - 1082 E. Ajo Way, Suite 100
    • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Service animals only
  • Primavera HIP - 702 S. Sixth Ave.
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • Pets allowed
  • Salvation Army Hospitality House - 1002 N. Main Ave.
    • 7 days/week - Noon - 5 p.m.
    • No pets allowed
  • Salvation Army South Corps Community Center - 1625 S. 3rd Ave.
    • 7 days/week - Noon - 5 p.m.
  • Sister José Women’s Center - 1050 S. Park Ave.
    • Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Pets allowed
    • Women only
  • Z Mansion - 288 N. Church Ave.
    • Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, 10 a.m. - noon
    • Pets allowed
    • Supply pick up only: food, beverages, first aid

Cooling centers open ONLY on days forecasting 110° and higher:

  • Donna Liggins Center - 2160 N. Sixth Ave.
    • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    • Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Service animals only
  • El Pueblo Center - 101 W. Irvington Rd.
    • Monday - Friday, noon - 6 p.m.
    • Saturday - Sunday, noon - 4 p.m.
  • El Rio Center - 1390 W. Speedway Blvd.
    • Monday - Friday, noon - 6 p.m.
    • Saturday -Sunday, noon - 4 p.m.
  • Morris K. Udall Center - 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
    • 7 days/week, Noon - 6 p.m.
    • Service animals only
  • Randolph Center - 200 S. Alvernon Way
    • 7 days/week, Noon - 6 p.m.
    • Service animals only
  • William M. Clements Center - 8155 E. Poinciana Dr.
    • Monday - Friday, noon - 6 p.m.
    • Saturday - Sunday, noon - 4 p.m.

Cooling centers are provided as part of a partnership with Arizona Department of Health Services with a Building Resilience Against Climate Effects grand from the CDC.

INTERACTIVE MAP OF COOLING CENTERS IN TUCSON

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