Cooling Centers Open Across Oregon For 2017 Heatwave

With temperatures soaring into the triple digits this week in Oregon, cities and counties across the state have started posting locations and hours for cooling centers.

In recent years, it seems Oregon just keeps getting hotter every summer. The hottest temperature recorded in Oregon is 119 degrees which was set twice in 1898, once on July 29 in Prineville and then on August 10 in Pendleton.

Clackamas County

Cooling centers

  • Canby Adult Center1250 S. Ivy Street. Hours: Monday through Friday (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Canby Denny’s Restaurant1369 SE 1st Avenue. Hours: Open 24 hours (available for those needing to cool off for an hour or two; no obligation to buy)
  • Damascus Community Church14251 SE Rust Way. Hours: Monday through Friday (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.); Sunday (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Note: Open to the public when temperatures reach 90 degrees.
  • Estacada Community Center200 SE Club House Drive. Hours: Monday through Friday (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) Note: Open to the public when temperatures reach 90 degrees.
  • The Father’s Heart Street Ministry603 12th Street, Oregon City. Hours: Tuesday through Friday (8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.).
  • Gladstone Public Library135 E Dartmouth Street. Hours: Monday-Thursday (10 a.m.-8 p.m.); Friday and Saturday (11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.); Sunday (1 p.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Gladstone Senior Center1050 Portland Avenue. Hours: Monday-Friday (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
  • Hoodland Public Library24525 E Welches Road, Welches. Hours: Monday (11 a.m.-7 p.m.); Tuesday through Saturday (11 a.m.-6 p.m.); closed Sunday.
  • Lake Oswego Adult Community Center505 G Avenue. Hours: Monday through Thursday (8 a.m.-7 p.m.); Friday (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
  • Ledding Library10660 SE 21st Avenue, Milwaukie. Hours: Monday through Thursday (10 a.m.-9 p.m.); Friday and Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.); Sunday (12 p.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Molalla Adult Community Center315 Kennel Street. Hours: Monday through Friday (9 a.m.-4 p.m.); closed on the weekend.
  • Sandy City Hall39250 Pioneer Boulevard. Hours: Monday through Friday (8 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Sandy Public Library38980 Proctor Boulevard. Hours: Monday through Friday (10 a.m.-7 p.m.); Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.); Sunday (1 p.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Sandy Senior Center38348 Pioneer Boulevard. Hours: Monday through Friday (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.); closed on the weekend
  • Wilsonville Brookdale Senior Community8170 SW Vlahos Drive. Hours: Monday through Sunday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) Note: The Fireside Room is open to the public when temperatures reach 90 degrees.
  • Wilsonville Community Center7965 SW Wilsonville Road. Hours: Monday through Friday (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Wilsonville Public Library8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Hours: Monday through Thursday (10 a.m.-8 p.m.); Friday and Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.); Sunday (1 p.m.-6 p.m.)

Multnomah County

Cooling centers will open in Multnomah County on Tuesday and remain open through at least at least Monday, August 7.

All cooling centers will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.on weekdays and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends. Pets and children are welcome at all three cooling center locations. Each location will have games, movies, snacks, and water.

Washington County

Cooling centers

  • Beaverton City Library12375 SW 5th Street. Hours: Monday through Thursday (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.); Friday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.); Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.); Sunday (1 p.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls11200 SW Murray Scholls Place, Suite 102. Hours: Monday through Wednesday (10 a.m.-8 p.m.); Thursday through Sunday (12 p.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Boys & Girls Aid Safe Place for Youth454 SE Washington Street, Hillsboro. Hours: Monday through Sunday (9 a.m.-8 p.m.)
  • Cornelius Public Library1355 N Barlow Street. Hours: Monday through Friday (10 a.m.-7 p.m.); Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.); Sunday (12 p.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Hillsboro Brookwood Library2850 Brookwood Parkway. Hours: Monday through Thursday (10 a.m.-8 p.m.); Friday-Sunday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Hillsboro Community Senior Center750 SE 8th Avenue. Hours: Monday through Friday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Hillsboro Police Department250 SE 10th Avenue. Hours: Monday through Friday (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Hillsboro Shute Park Library775 SE 10th Avenue. Hours: Monday through Thursday (10 a.m.-8 p.m.); Friday-Sunday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Hillsboro Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center953 SE Maple Street. Hours: Monday through Friday (5:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.); Saturday (7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.); Sunday (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)
  • Sherwood Regional Family YMCA23000 SW Pacific Highway. Hours: Monday through Friday (5 a.m.-10 p.m.)
  • Tigard Public Library13500 SW Hall Blvd. Hours: Monday through Friday (10 a.m.-9 p.m.); Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.); Sunday (12 p.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Tualatin Public Library18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue. Hours: Monday through Thursday (10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday (10 a.m.-9 p.m.); Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.); Sunday (1 p.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Athletic Center15707 SW Walker Road, Beaverton. Hours: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday (8 a.m.-10 p.m.); Sunday (10 a.m.-10 p.m.)
  • Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Cedar Hills Recreation Center, 11640 SW Park Way, Portland. Monday through Friday (5:30 a.m.–10 p.m.); Saturday (8 a.m.-4 p.m.); Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center9985 SW 125th, Beaverton. Hours: Monday through Friday (5:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.); Saturday and Sunday (9 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Garden Home Recreation Center7475 SW Oleson Road, Portland. Hours: Monday through Friday (5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.); Saturday (8 a.m.-4 p.m.); Sunday (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Elsie Stuhr Center5550 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton. Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.); Wednesday and Friday (7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.); Saturday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Wilsonville Public Library8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Hours: Monday through Thursday (10 a.m.-8 p.m.); Friday and Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.); Sunday (1 p.m.-6 p.m.)

 

Lane County

All three Eugene Public Libraries are air conditioned.

  • The Downtown Library, 100 West 10th Ave., is open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday- Thursday, and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.   Friday –Sunday.
  • The Bethel Branch Library, located at 1990 Echo Hollow Rd.,  open 12 p.m – 8 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Both are on closed Sundays.
  • Sheldon Branch Library, located at 1566 Coburg Rd., open 12 p.m – 8 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Both are on closed Sundays.

Recreational Pools are also a good option to stay cool.

Amazon Pool:

  • Lap Swim: Monday-Friday 5:30-9 a.m. and 10:50 a.m.-6:15 p.m.; Saturday 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.
  • Rec Swim: Daily 2-5 p.m., Monday and Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Parent/Child Swim: Daily 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Thursday 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Echo Hollow Pool:

  • Lap Swim: Monday-Friday 5:30-8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Rec Swim: Monday-Friday 1:15-3:15 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.; Sunday 1:15-3 p.m.

Sheldon Pool:

  • Lap Swim: Monday-Friday 5:30-6:30 a.m., 7-8 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5:15-6:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-2      p.m.
  • Rec Swim: Monday-Friday 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Monday and Wednesday, 7:35-8:30 p.m.; Friday 7:30-8:30 p.m.;            Saturday 12-2 p.m.

The City is operating five community centers Monday through Friday that are air conditioned. The hours of operation and locations of those centers are:

  • Amazon Center, 2700 Hilyard St., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • Campbell Center, 155 High St. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • Hilyard Center, 2580 Hilyard St., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • Petersen Barn Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • River House Center, 301 No. Adams St., Noon-4 p.m., Monday – Friday

Spray play areas in City parks are also a good cooling resource. Spray play areas are located in the following parks in Lane County:

  • Fairmount
  • Oakmont
  • Skinner Butte RiverPlay Playground
  • Washington

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