Cooling centers open for extreme heat


In this extreme heat, one Maryland city is offering locations to cool off at…for free!

When the temperature or heat index is above 95 degrees or when a code red air quality alert is issued, locals can visit four different cooling centers in Rockville.

The community buildings offer seating, drinks, and of course, air-conditioning.

Rockville’s Director of Communication, Marylou Berg says it’s an especially great resource for people without access to air-conditioning, but everyone is welcome.

“When the temperatures rise outside, we allow anyone to come in, get water, rest, get some cool air, and use the restrooms,” said Yvette Yeboah-Schools, Lincoln Park Community Center Supervisor.

The cooling centers are free, but if you’re interested in using the amenities, you do have to pay for a daily pass, which typically ranges between five and seven dollars in the summer.

Cooling Center Locations:

Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave.
Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive
Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Drive
Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook Parkway

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