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City of Detroit opens cooling centers to escape extreme summer heat

Posted at 6:24 AM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-18 06:25:08-04

The Detroit Parks and Recreation Department and the Detroit Public Library have cooling centers available during excessively hot days. 

The centers provide air-conditioned comfort and protection from the heat.

When temperatures rise about 90 degrees, the elderly and very young are most susceptible to heat and heat-related illness. Signs of 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 cloth to the skin
  • If a victim refuses water, vomits or loses consciousness, call 911 immediately

View the list of Detroit cooling centers:

Adam / Butzel Center 10500 Lyndon
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Butzel Family 7737 Kercheval
Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Clemente Center 2631 Bagley
Monday - Friday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Crowell Recreation Center 16630 Lahser Road 
Monday – Friday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Coleman A. Young Recreation Center 2751 Robert Bradby Dr. 
Monday – Friday 6 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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

Heilmann Center 19601 Crusade
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Lasky Center 13200 Fenelon
Monday - Friday 1 p.m. - 9 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 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Williams Center 8431 Rosa Parks
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.