City of Detroit is Committed to Keeping Residents Safe by Opening Cooling Centers


With temperatures expected to reach the upper 90s throughout the week, the Detroit Health Department is collaborating with Detroit Recreation Centers and Detroit Public Library branches to keep residents safe and provide relief during normal operating hours.


City Recreation Centers are open as follows:

  1. Adams Butzel Complex, 10500 Lyndon (M-F, 8 a.m. –  8 p.m.; closed Saturdays)
  2. Butzel Family Center, 7737 Kercheval Avenue (M-F, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
  3. Clemente Recreation Center, 2631 Bagley (M-F, 8 a.m. –  8 p.m.)
  4. Farwell Recreation Center, 2711 E. Outer Drive (M-F, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; closed Saturdays)
  5. Lasky Recreation Center, 13200 Fenelon (M-F, 12 p.m.  –  8 p.m.; closed Saturdays)
  6. Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers (M-F, 8 a.m. –  9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 6: p.m.)
  7. Patton Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere (M-F, 8 a.m. –  8 p.m.; closed Saturdays)
  8. Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 S. Fort (M-F, 8 a.m. –  8 p.m.; closed Saturdays)
  9. Crowell Recreation Center, 16630 Lahser (M-F, 8 a.m. –  8 p.m.; closed Saturdays)
  10. Heilmann Recreation Center, 19601 Crusade (M-F, 8 a.m. –  8 p.m.; closed Saturdays)

All currently open Detroit Public Library locations are available during their normal operating hours for residents to stay cool. Check the website for details about hours of operation at individual locations at

“It is going to be extremely hot, and we want everyone in the city of Detroit to have a safe place to go to get some relief,” said Chief Public Health Officer, Denise Fair Razo. “The Detroit Health Department is working closely with the Parks and Recreation Division and Public Library branches to ensure safe, accessible cooling centers are available in neighborhoods across the city. I am asking everyone to take extra precautions, especially those who are most vulnerable. Please check in on your loved ones and neighbors, and don’t forget about pets.”

The Detroit Health Department recommends the following to stay safe during times of extremely high temperatures: drink more water, limit outside activities during the hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and be on the lookout for signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, such as nausea, confusion, rapid or slowed heart rate. For further tips, visit our website at

For additional safety tips, visit and search “severe weather.”

For additional information about symptoms of heat-related illness, including when to seek medical help, can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website: click this link.