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CITY OF DETROIT COOLING CENTERS OPEN DURING EXTREME SUMMER HEAT
The Detroit Parks & Recreation Department and the Detroit Public Library  will operate their facilities as cooling centers to provide air-conditioned comfort and protection from the heat. The City's 11 recreation centers and 12 library branches will be open during normal business hours during excessive heat. Please see the information below for the locations and hours of cooling centers, followed by tips on keeping cool in summer's heat. 

 

AVOIDING HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS

In addition, when the summer heat reaches extreme temperatures, it is critical to take steps to keep cool and prevent heat illness. 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.

List of Detroit Cooling Centers:

Detroit Recreation Centers

Adam / Butzel Center 10500 Lyndon
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Butzel Family 7737 Kercheval
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Clemente Center 2631 Bagley
Monday - Friday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Crowell Recreation Center 16630 Lahser Road
Monday – Friday 12 p.m. -8 p.m.

Coleman A. Young Recreation Center 2751 Robert Bradby Dr.
Monday – Friday 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Farwell Recreation Center 2711 E. Outer Drive
Monday – Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Heilmann Center 19601 Crusade
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Lasky Center 13200 Fenelon
Monday - Friday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Northwest Activities Center 18100 Meyers
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. 10 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Patton Recreation Center 2301 Woodmere
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Williams Center 8431 Rosa Parks
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.


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



Detroit Public Libraries

Main Library - 5201 Woodward Avenue, near Warren | (313) 481-1300
T, W: Noon - 8 p.m. | Th, F, Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Campbell Branch - 8733 W. Vernor | (313) 481-1550
M, W: Noon - 8 p.m. | T, Th, F: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Chaney Branch - 16101 Grand River, near Greenfield | (313) 481-1570
M, W, F: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | T, Th: Noon - 8 p.m.

Chandler Park Branch - 12800 Harper, near Dickerson | (313) 481-1560
W, Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Th: Noon - 8 p.m.

Chase Branch - 17731 W. Seven Mile, near Southfield | (313) 481-1580
M, W, F: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | T, Th: Noon - 8 p.m.

Conely Branch - 4600 Martin, near Michigan | (313) 481-1590
M, W, F: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | T, Th: Noon - 8 p.m.

Douglass Branch for Specialized Services - 3666 Grand River, near Trumbell | (313) 481-1707

M - F: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Edison Branch - 18400 Joy , near Southfield | (313) 481-1720
M, W: Noon - 8 p.m. | T, Th, Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Elmwood Park Branch - 13330 Conant, near E. Davison | (313) 481-1730
M, W, Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | T, Th: Noon - 8 p.m.

Knapp Branch - 13330 Conant, near E. Davison | (313) 481-1770
M, W: Noon - 8 p.m. | T, Th, Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sherwood Forest Branch - 7117 W. Seven Mile, near Livernois | (313) 481-1840
M, W, Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | T, Th: Noon - 8 p.m.

Wilder Branch - 7140 E. 7 Mile, near Van Dyke | (313) 481-1870
W: Noon - 8 p.m. | Th, Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

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