INFO: Cooling shelters open as heatwave hits the DMV

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Washington DC

Weekday cooling centers: These cooling centers will be open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

One Judiciary Square: 441 4th St. NW

Frank D. Reeves Center (Lobby): 2000 14th St. NW

King Office Building (Lobby): 3720 Martin Luther King Ave. SE

Emergency homeless cooling facilities: These cooling centers are for people who are homeless.

Catholic Charities 801 East Men’s Shelter: 801 East Building, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE

New York Avenue Men’s Emergency Shelter: 1355 New York Ave. NE

Adam’s Place Emergency Shelter (Men): 2210 Adam’s Place, NE

Harriet Tubman Emergency Shelter

DC General Building #27 (Women): 1900 Massachusetts Ave. SE

Patricia Handy Place: 810 5th St. NW

Adams Place Day Center (Women): 2210 Adams Place NE # 1

Public housing cooling centers for senior citizens: These cooling centers are for senior citizens who live somewhere without air conditioning. Senior citizens are also encouraged to go to air conditioned buildings.

Arthur Capper: 900 5th St. SE

Carroll Apartments: 410 M St. SE

Fort Lincoln: 2855 Bladensburg Road NE

Garfield: 2301 11th St. NW

Horizon House: 1150 12th St. NW

James Apartments: 1425 N St. NW

Knox Hill: 2700 Jasper St. SE

LeDroit: 2125 4th St. NW

Sibley Plaza: 1140 North Capitol St. NW

Regency House: 5201 Connecticut Ave. NW



Carroll County: Cooling centers will be open on Wednesday and Thursday. Air conditioning and water will be available, the county says.

 Citizen Services Office Building, 10 Distillery Drive, Westminster (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. – Fri)

Mount Airy Senior and Community Center, 703 Ridge Avenue, Mount Airy (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri)

North Carroll Senior and Community Center, 2328 Hanover Pike, Hampstead (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri)

South Carroll Senior and Community Center, 5928 Mineral Hill Road, Eldersburg (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri)

Taneytown Senior and Community Center, 220 Roberts Mill Road, Taneytown (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri)

Westminster Senior and Community Center, 125 Stoner Ave., Westminster (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri)

All branches of the Carroll County Public Library System will also be open as cooling centers during regular business hours, Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Both the Eldersburg and Westminster branches are also open on Sunday from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Eldersburg Branch, 6400 Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg (also open Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.)

Finksburg Branch, 2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg

Mt. Airy Branch, 705 Ridge Avenue, Mt. Airy

North Carroll Branch, 2255 Hanover Pike, Hampstead

Taneytown Branch, 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown

Westminster Branch, 50 East Main Street, Westminster (also open Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.)


Charles CountyThese cooling centers are open.

Capital Clubhouse (Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.): 3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf

Richard R. Clark Senior Center (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.): 1210 Charles Street, La Plata

Nanjemoy Community Center (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.): 4375 Port Tobacco Road, Nanjemoy

Charles County Public Libraries (All branches: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m; Friday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.):

La Plata Branch: 2 Garrett Avenue, La Plata

P.D. Brown Memorial Branch: 50 Village Street, Waldorf

Potomac Branch: 3225 Ruth B. Swan Drive, Indian Head

Waldorf West Library: 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf


Prince George’s County: 

Cooling centers at Prince George’s County are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays. On weekends, residents can call the facility for operating hours, according to the county government.

Baden Community Center: 13601 Baden-Westwood Road, Brandywine

Bladensburg Community Center Park: 4500 57th Avenue, Bladensburg

Cedar Heights Community Center Park: 1200 Glen Willow Drive, Seat Pleasant

College Park Community Center Park and Soccer Complex: 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park

Glassmanor Community Center Park: 1101 Marcy Avenue, Oxon Hill

Glenarden / Theresa Banks Complex: 8615 McLain Avenue, Glenarden

Hillcrest Heights Community Center Park: 2300 Oxon Run Drive, Temple Hills

John E. Howard Community Center Park: 4400 Shell Street, Capitol Heights

Kentland Community Center Park: 2411 Pinebrook Ave. Landover

Langley Park Community Center: 1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville

Largo/Perrywood/Kettering Community Park School Center: 431 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro

Marlow Heights Community Center Park: 2800 St. Clair Drive, Marlow Heights

North Brentwood Community Center Park: 4012 Webster St. North Brentwood

Oakcrest Community Park School Center: 1300 Capitol Heights Boulevard, Capitol Heights

Patuxent Community Center: 4410 Bishopmill Drive, Upper Marlboro

Peppermill Village Community Center Park: 610 Hill Road, Landover

Prince George’s Plaza Community Center: 6600 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville

Rollingcrest/Chillum Community Center Park: 6120 Sargent Road, Chillum

Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex: 7007 Bock Road, Fort Washington

Suitland Community Park School Center: 5600 Regency Lane, Forestville

Temple Hills Community Center Park: 5300 Temple Hill Road, Temple Hills

Vansville Community Center: 6813 Ammendale Road, Beltsville

These three Prince George’s County senior centers will also serve as cooling centers:

Camp Springs Senior Activity Center: 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs; 301-449-0490 – open until 4:30 pm weekdays; Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Closed Sundays

Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center: 7120 Contee Road, Laurel; 301-206-3350 – closed Sundays

John E. Howard Senior Activity Center: 4400 Shell Street, Capitol Heights; 301-735-2400 – open until 3:30 pm weekdays and closed weekends

Virginia constituents are encouraging residents to drink water and seek air conditioning to be safe during the heat wave.