Need to cool down? Here's a list of cooling centers in Kansas Ci - KCTV5 News

Need to cool down? Here's a list of cooling centers in Kansas City area

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With temperatures in the upper 90s and the heat index in the triple digits, libraries and community centers are offering air-conditioned relief from the potentially dangerous heat.

Extreme heat results in hundreds of deaths every year and even more heat-related illnesses. In fact, the National Weather Service says extreme heat is the top cause of weather-related deaths. 

Outdoor job sites, unairconditioned homes and sports venues top the deadliest locations list for heat-related issues. Those venturing outdoors are advised to wear light colored clothing, as light colors reflect energy from the sun instead of absorbing it.

As a reminder, neighbors should check on neighbors, especially elderly people who do not have air conditioning. 

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment recommends people drink more fluids, wear lightweight clothing and stay indoors, if possible.

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services offers an interactive map of cooling locations throughout the state.

All five counties in the Kansas City metro area have a number of cooling centers available for patrons to use to try and beat the heat.

The Salvation Army Community Centers will operate as cooling shelters when the Kansas City Health Department declares a heat emergency. When a heat advisory is in effect, all of their community centers are encouraged to operate as a cooling shelter. They will be open 10-4 p.m. Monday thru Friday, and 10-1 p.m. on Sundays.

  • Blue Valley Community Center, 6618 East Truman Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Eastside Community Center, 3013-17 East 9th St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Independence Community Center, 14700 East Truman Rd., Independence, Mo.
  • Kansas City, Kansas Community Center, 6723 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
  • Northland Community Center, 5306 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Olathe Community Center, 420 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, Kan.
  • Southland Community Center, 6111 E. 129th St., Grandview, Mo.
  • Westport Community Center, 500 West 39th St., Kansas City, Mo.

Here are more cooling centers offered across the metro:

Clay County

  • Excelsior Springs Senior Center
    816-630-5955
    500 Tiger Dr
    Excelsior Springs, MO
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday
    Hours may be extended during extreme weather.
  • Liberty Community Center
    816-439-4360
    1600 S Withers Rd
    Liberty, MO
    5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
  • Mid-Continent Library - Woodneath Branch
    816-883-4900
    8900 NE Flintlock Rd
    Kansas City, MO
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
    1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
  • Mid-Continent Library – Kearney
    816-628-5055
    8900 NE Flintlock Rd
    Kansas City, MO
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
  • Mid-Continent Library – North Oak
    816-436-4385
    8700 North Oak Tfwy
    Kansas City, MO
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
  • Mid-Continent Library – Liberty
    816-781-9240
    1000 Kent St
    Liberty, MO
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
  • Mid-Continent Library – Smithville
    8116-532-0116
    120 Richardson St
    Smithville, MO
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
  • Mid-Continent Library – Excelsior Springs
    816-630-6721
    1460 Kearney Rd
    Excelsior Springs, MO
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Jackson County

  • Brush Creek Community Center
    816-513-0730
    3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd
    Kansas City, MO
    8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Dewitt Hall – George Owens Nature Park
    816-325-7115
    1601 S Speck Rd
    Independence, MO
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Guadalupe Senior Center
    816-421-1015
    1015 Avenida Cesar Chavez
    Kansas City, MO
    9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Hillcrest Community Center
    816-784-7000
    10401 Hillcrest Rd
    Kansas City, MO
    7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • KCMO Libraries
  • Roger T. Sermon Community Center
    816-325-7370
    201 N Dodgion St
    6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
  • Southeast Community Center
    816-513-0632
    4201 E 63rd St
    Kansas City, MO
    6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday- Friday
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • The Palmer Center
    816-325-6200
    218-A N Pleasant St
    Independence, MO
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Truman Memorial Building
    816-325-7843
    416 W Maple Ave
    Independence, MO
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Vesper Hall Senior Center
    816-228-0181
    400 NW Vesper Rd
    Blue Springs, MO
    8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon, Tu, Th
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wed, Fri
  • YMCA Blue Springs Family
    816-224-9620
    1300 Adams Dairy Pkwy
    Blue Springs, MO
    5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday
    7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
  • YCMA Linwood Family
    812-923-5675
    3800 E Linwood Blvd
    Kansas City, MO
    5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday
    7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Platte County

  • Platte Senior Services Inc.
    816-270-4100
    11724 Plaza Circle Suite 700
    Kansas City, MO
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • YMCA Platte County N Community Center
    913-858-0114
    3101 Running Horse Rd
    Platte City, MO
    5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday
    7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Johnson County

  • Blue Valley Library
    913-826-4600
    9000 W 151st St
    Overland Park, KS
    10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
    1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
  • Central Resource Library
    913-826-4600
    9875 W 87th St
    Overland Park, KS
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
    1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
  • Gardner Library
    913-826-4600
    137 E. Shawnee St
    10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
  • Johnson County Health Services
    913-864-2525
    11875 S. Sunset Dr
    Olathe, KS
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Lackman Library
    913-826-4600
    15345 W. 87th Street Pkwy
    Lenexa, KS
    10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
  • YMCA Lenexa Express
    913-232-5622
    12831 W 87th St
    Lenexa, KS
    5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday
    8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday

Wyandotte County

  • Armordale Community Center
    913-573-8327
    730 Osage
    Kansas City, KS
    2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Bonner Springs Community Center
    913-441-2665
    200 E 3rd St
    Bonner Springs, KS
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Eisenhower Community Center
    913-596-7050
    2901 N 72nd St
    Kansas City, KS
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Joe E Amayo Argentine Community Center
    913-261-4382
    2810 Metropolitan Ave
    Kansas City, KS
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Juniper Gardens Community Center
    913-371-3708
    1980 North 2nd St
    Kansas City, KS
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Sunday
  • KCK Libraries
  • Kansas City, KS City Hall Lobby
    913-573-5000
    701 N 7th St
    Kansas City, KS
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Mount Carmel South Wing
    913-621-4111
    2025 N 12th St
    Kansas City, KS
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Public Housing High Rise Cafeteria
    913-281-3300
    915 Washington Blvd
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Sunday
  • YMCA Providence/Ball Family Center
    913-378-9622
    8601 Parallel Parkway
    Kansas City, KS
    5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday
    5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday
    5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday
    7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

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