Cooling centers open to beat the heat

 

With temperatures in the Kansas City area expected to hit the 90s this week, some cities and counties are offering air-conditioned facilities where people can get away from the heat.

Wyandotte County libraries:

Argentine Branch2800 Metropolitan8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Main Branch625 Minnesota Avenue9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Wyandotte West Branch1737 North 82 Street9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Turner Community Library831 South 55 StreetNoon to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday10 a.m. till 2 p.m., SaturdayClosed on Sunday

All Johnson County libraries

Kansas City, Kan.

Salvation Army KCK6723 State Ave.8 a.m. to 5 p.m. including weekends when excessive heat warning in effect. Cold drinks and snacks provided.

Blue Springs

Vesper Hall Senior Center400 N.W. Vesper Road816-228-01819 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday

Buckner

Buckner Senior Center611 E. Sibley816-650-40189 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Sunday

Grandview

Booth Manor Senior Center611 E. 129th St.816-966-83009 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday

Salvation Army6111 E. 129th St.816-966-83008 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Sunday

Independence

Fairmont Community Center608 S. Ash816-254-83348 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Palmer Center218-A N. Pleasant816-325-62009 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday

Roger T. Sermon Community Center201 N. Dodgion816-325-737010 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-SaturdayNoon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Salvation Army14700 E. Truman Rd.816-252-32008 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-SundayCold drinks and snacks available.

Lee's Summit

Mid-Continent Public Library1000 NW Colbern Road

Mid-Continent Public Library150 NW Oldham Parkway

Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation facilitiesGamber Center4 SE Independence Ave.

Legacy Park Community Center901 NE Bluestem Drive

Harris Park Community Center110 SE Blue Parkway.

VFW Post 5789329 SE Douglas816-525-578911 a.m. to 9 p.m.Monday-SundayRestrooms and kitchen. Lunch is served.

Kansas City

Christ the King Senior Center8510 Wornall816-363-48889 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday

Don Bosco Senior Center580 Campbell816-421-31609 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday

Guadalupe Center1015 Avenida Cesar Chavez816-421-10159 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday

Hillcrest Community Center

10401 Hillcrest Rd.816-784-70007 a.m. to 9 p.m.Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. SaturdayFree showers, ice machine and computers available.

Holy Cross Church Senior Center5106 St. John Ave.816-231-88649 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday

Mohart Multipurpose Center3200 Wayne Ave.816-784-45119 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

St. Therese Little Flower Community Center5814 Euclid Ave.Kansas City, MO 641309 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday – Friday

Salvation Army Bellefontaine3013 E. Ninth St.816-483-84848 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-FridayCold drinks and snacks available.

Salvation Army Blue Valley6618 E. Truman Rd.816-241-64888:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-FridayCold drinks and snacks available.

Salvation Army Westport500 W. 39th St.816-753-60408 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-SundayCold drinks and snacks available.

Salvation Army Oak Trafficway

5306 N. Oak Trafficway8 a.m. until 5 p.m. including weekends when excessive heat warning is in effect.

Oak Grove Senior Center1901 Broadway816-690-84629 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Clay County

Salvation Army Northland4300 N.E. Parvin Rd.816-452-56638 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-SundayCold drinks and snacks available.

Platte County

Line Creek Community Center

5940 N.W. Waukomis Dr.816-513-07607 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Friday7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday12:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday

Olathe

Salvation Army Olathe420 E. Santa Fe Drive8 a.m. to 5 p.m. when excessive heat warning in effectCold drinks and snacks available.

Greater Kansas City YMCAs

All YMCA locations are open. You must bring a photo ID.

For a list of cooling centers in the Kansas City metro area call the United Way at 211.

A list of cooling centers in Missouri is also available by visiting the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website, click here to access. Just insert your zip code and a list of cooling center sites and addresses near you will be listed on the screen.

Locations

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