Cooling Centers

CITY OF DETROIT COOLING CENTERS OPEN DURING EXTREME SUMMER HEAT
When the summer heat reaches extreme temperatures, it is critical to take steps to keep cool and prevent heat illness. The Detroit Parks & Recreation Department and the Detroit Public Library have cooling centers available that provide air-conditioned comfort and protection from the heat. The cooling centers are open throughout the summer during excessively hot days. Please see the information below for the locations and hours of cooling centers, followed by tips on keeping cool in summer's heat. 
When temperatures rise above 90 degrees, everyone is at risk, but the elderly and the very young are most susceptible to heat and heat-related illness. Signs of heat-related illness include headache, dizziness, nausea, heavy sweating, confusion and pale or flushed skin. The American Red Cross recommends the following treatment for people suffering from heat-related illness: 

  • Move the victim to a cool place.
  • Give him or her cool water to drink.
  • Apply ice packs or cool wet cloths to the skin.
  • If a victim refuses water, vomits, or loses consciousness, call 9-1-1 immediately.


Tips for preventing heat-related illness

  • Stay indoors if possible. Stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air-conditioning, go to a public place that does, including the City of Detroit cooling centers. If outside, stay in the shade.
  • Drink water. Even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which dehydrate the body.
  • Wear light-colored clothing. (Avoid wearing black clothes, especially if you're in direct sunlight.) Loose fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing reflects heat. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Never leave a person, especially children or the elderly, or a pet in a closed, parked vehicle. The temperature inside the car can become 30 to 40 degrees hotter than the outside temperature.
  • Slow down and avoid strenuous activity. If you must work outside, take frequent breaks.
  • Visit at-risk people twice a day and watch them for signs of heat illness.
  • Speak with your doctor about any medications you are taking to learn whether they may interfere with your body’s ability to regulate temperature.
  • Do not use salt tablets unless directed to do so by a physician.

 

For more information about the cooling centers, contact the Detroit Health Department at (313) 876-4000.

List of Detroit Cooling Centers

Recreation Centers

Adams / Butzel Center

10500 Lyndon Detroit, MI
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Butzel Family Center

7737 Kercheval, Detroit, MI 48214
Monday - Friday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

 

Clemente Center

2631 Bagley
Monday - Friday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday Closed

 

Crowell Recreation Center

16630 Lahser Road Detroit, MI 48219
Monday – Friday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday Closed

 

Coleman A. Young Community Center

2751 Robert Bradby Dr. , Detroit, MI 48207
Monday - Friday, 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 an - 6:00 pm
Sunday Closed

 

Farwell Recreation Center

2711 E. Outer Drive
Monday – Friday 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed

 

Heilmann Center

19601 Crusade St, Detroit, MI
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Lasky Center

13200 Fenelon St, Detroit, MI
Monday - Friday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday Closed

 

Northwest Activities Center

18100 Meyers Rd, Detroit, MI
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. 10 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

 

Patton Recreation Center

2301 Woodmere St, Detroit, MI
Monday – Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Williams Center

8431 Rosa Parks Blvd, Detroit, MI
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Call the Detroit Parks & Recreation Department at (313) 224-1100 for more information.

 

Libraries

Main Library

5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
Tuesday & Wednesday Noon - 8 p.m.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday (Oct - May) 1 p.m - 5 p.m

 

 

Campbell Branch

8733 W. Vernor / Springwell Detroit, MI 48216
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday & Wednesday Noon - 8 p.m.

 

Chandler Park Branch

12800 Harper/Dickerson, Detroit, MI 48213
Wednesday & Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday : Noon - 8 p.m.

Chaney Branch

16101 Grand River / Greenfield Detroit, MI 48227
Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday Noon - 8 p.m.

 

Chase Branch

17731 W. Seven Mile Rd. / Southfield Detroit, MI 48235
Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday Noon - 8 p.m.

 

Conely Branch

4600 Martin/Michigan Detroit, MI 48210
Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday Noon - 8 p.m

 

Douglass Branch for Specialized Services

3666 Grand River / Trumbull Detroit, MI 48208
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Edison Branch

18400 Joy Rd / Southfield Fwy Detroit, MI 48228
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday & Wednesday Noon - 8 p.m.

 

Elmwood Park Branch

550 Chene / Lafayette Detroit, MI 48207
Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday Noon - 8 p.m.

Knapp Branch

13330 Conant / E. Davison Detroit, MI 48212
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday & Wednesday Noon - 8 p.m.

 

Sherwood Forest Branch

7117 W. 7 Mile Rd./Livernois Detroit, MI 48221
Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday Noon - 8 p.m.

 

Wilder Branch

7140 E. 7 Mile Rd / Van Dyke Detroit, MI 48234
Wednesday Noon - 8 p.m.
Thursday & Saturday 10 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday (Oct -May) 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.