List of cooling centers in Northeast Ohio

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With an excessive heat warning issued, cooling centers are open in places across Northeast Ohio.

We will keep adding to this list as we learn of more locations.

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The City of Akron is extending hours at its four community cooling centers this week. The community centers will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Lawton Street Community Center
1225 Lawton Street
Akron, OH 44320

Mason Park Community Center
700 E. Exchange Street
Akron, OH 44306

Patterson Park Community Center
800 Patterson Avenue
Akron, OH 44310

Summit Lake Community Center
380 W. Crosier Street
Akron, OH 44311


City of Beachwood’s Community Center will be open as a cooling station until 8 p.m. Friday  and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Bottled water will be available.


Christ Presbyterian Church at 12419 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland will provide a cooling center for anyone in the community Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.


City of Cleveland Neighborhood Resource and Recreation Centers will be open until 11 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The centers with extended hours include:

Lonnie Burten
2511 East 46th St.
Cleveland, OH 44104
(216) 664-4139

Zelma George
3155 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44104
(216) 420-8800

Thurgood Marshall
8611 Hough Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 664-4045

2335 E. 82nd
Cleveland, OH 44104
(216) 664-4142

Earle B. Turner
11300 Miles Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44105
(216) 420-8358

Michael Zone
6301 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 664-3373

1910 West Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44120
(216) 664-4137

680 E. 113th St.
Cleveland, OH 44108
(216) 664-2516

Oak Street Health said it’s providing cooling centers for community members. Oak Street Health is a network of primary centers for adults on Medicare.

The centers are open Monday through Friday.

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The Eastlake Police Activities League is open until 8 p.m. Friday night.


Community Room A at the Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, has been opened as a cooling center for area residents who may not have air conditioning or need a break from the extreme heat. The room will be available from 11a to 6p on Thursday July 18, Friday July 19, Saturday July 20, and Sunday July 21. Those who are not Medina Recreation Center members or day pass holders will not be able to access the rest of the facility. These users will remain at Community Room A and have access to adjacent restrooms and drinking fountain. We hope all community members stay safe during this extreme heat advisory period.


Middleburg Heights Community Center will be kept open as a cooling center all weekend – day and night – through Sunday, July 21 at 8:00 pm.


Libraries across Portage County, Ohio, are open for residents needing relief from the high temperatures predicted for Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, 2019, announced the Portage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

The library buildings in Kent, Ravenna, Aurora, Streetsboro, Garrettsville, Randolph and Windham are open for normal business hours only. This sheltering accommodation will be provided at the locations and times listed below:

Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main St., Kent: Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Reed Memorial Library, 167 E. Main St., Ravenna: Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Aurora Memorial Library, 115 E. Pioneer Trail., Aurora: Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m

Pierce Streetsboro Library, 8990 Kirby Lane, Streetsboro: Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m

Garrettsville Library, 10482 South St., Garrettsville: Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m

Randolph Library, 1639 State Route 44, Randolph: Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m

Windham Library, 9005 Wilverne Dr., Windham: Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, CLOSED


PARTA will be offering free rides to the Ravenna and Kent libraries while the facilities are open.

PARTA fixed routes will allow for transportation to the Kent Free Library on the Interurban line as well as to the Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna on the Raven 80 and 85 lines.

Riders must be prompt as if they would be normally riding these routes, as the standard operating times will remain in place.

PARTA’s maps and schedules can be found at the following website:


The City will be operating a temporary cooling station at the old City Building at 222 Meigs Street from 11 a.m. -6 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.

Sandusky Transit will be providing free rides to get to the cooling station. The old City Building is on the STS Red Line.


Cooling sites, all open for normal hours of operation:

Main Library – 715 Market Ave. N, Canton, Ohio 44702 | 330.452.0665

DeHoff Memorial Branch Library – 216 Hartford Ave. SE, Canton, Ohio 44707 | 330.452.9014

East Canton Branch Library – 224 N. Wood Street, East Canton, Ohio 44730 | 330.488.1501

Jackson Township Branch Library – 7186 Fulton Drive NW, Canton, Ohio 44718 | 330.833.1010

Lake Community Branch Library – 565 Market Ave. SW, Uniontown, Ohio 44685 | 330.877.9975

Madge Youth Branch Library – 2921 Mahoning Rd. NE, Canton, Ohio 44705 | 330.452.2618

Massillon Public Library – 208 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

North Branch Library – 189 25th Street NW, Canton, Ohio 44709 | 330.456.4356

Perry Zippo Branch Library – 5710 12th Street NW, Canton, Ohio 44708 | 330.477.8482

Plain Community Branch Library – 1803 Schneider Street NE, Canton, Ohio 44721 | 330.494.3399

Rodman Public Library: 215 E Broadway St, Alliance, OH 44601

Sandy Valley Branch Library – 9754 Cleveland Ave. SE, Magnolia, Ohio 44643 | 330.866.3366

The Edward “Peel” Coleman Community Center, (also known as the South East Community Center),1400 Sherrick Rd SE, Canton, OH 44707

Canton Salvation Army – 420 Market Avenue South, Canton, OH 44702

Massillon Salvation Army – 315 6th St NE, Massillon, OH 44646.


The Salvation Army of Summit County and the Barberton Corps will be opening their doors to serve as cooling centers and a place to provide shelter from the 90+ degree temperatures throughout the area. With excessive temperatures expected over the next week, The Salvation Army offers a safe place for community members looking to get out of the heat.

Akron Citadel, 190 South Maple Street, Akron, 330-762-8481

Thursday, July 18, 2019 12pm-3pm
Friday, July 19, 2019 10am-3pm

Barberton Corps, 560 Wooster Road West, Barberton, 330-745-2836

Thursday, July 18, 2019 9:30pm-3:30pm
Friday, July 19, 2019 9:30pm-3:30pm

Reminderville Athletic Club will be open 24 hours until Friday evening at 8:30 p.m. for Reminderville residents who need a cool place.


A cooling center will be open at at the Senior Room of the Willoughy Hills Community Center on Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Willoughby Hills Community Center, Senior Room
35400 Chardon Road
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
Phone: 440-975-3540


Mansfield will open Liberty Park Pool on Grace Street on Saturday, July 20 from noon to 6 p.m. at no cost.

Bay Village — free cold water at Ross Wine & Liquor while supplies last. No purchase required; one per person.



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