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Updated for Tuesday: Cities open up cooling centers across the eastside

A list of available cooling centers offering air conditioning to the public.

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[KIRKLAND] – (MTN) We are providing a list of cooling centers to the community to help you find relief from the heat.

Auburn

King County Library

The Auburn Branch will be open to the public for emergency hours on Monday from 10 AM to 6 PM.


Bellevue

King County Library

The Lake Hills Branch will be open to the public at 50% capacity and masks required from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday.

Cooling Centers

Bellevue is not opening any public cooling centers. They are advising residents to visit the following locations:

  • Bellevue Square Mall
  • Marketplace at Factoria

Bothell

Cooling Centers

The Northshore Senior Center is open as a cooling center from 11 AM to 6 PM Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Additionally, the center will be open on Tuesday from 9 AM to 4 PM.


Federal Way

King County Library

The Federal Way Branch on 320th will be open to the public at 50% capacity and masks required from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday.

Cooling Centers

The Federal Way Community Center will be opened as a cooling center. Federal Way is advising people to contact the center for available times.


Issaquah

King County Library

The Issaquah Branch will be open with emergency hours on Monday from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Cooling Centers

The City of Issaquah has indicated that water, snacks, and “frozen treats” will be provided at its cooling centers.

  • Issaquah Community Center – Saturday and Sunday from 8 AM to 8 PM
  • Issaquah Senior Center – Monday from 8:30 AM to 9 PM

Kirkland

King County Library

The Kirkland Branch will be open to the public at 50% capacity and masks required from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday.

Cooling Centers

  • Kirkland City Hall has been added as a cooling center for the unhoused ONLY. It is open from 10 AM to 10 PM on Monday and 10 AM to 8 PM on Tuesday.
  • Peter Kirk Community Center – Saturday 10 AM to 8 PM, Monday 10 AM to 8 PM, and Tuesday from 2 PM to 8 PM
  • North Kirkland Community Center – Sunday 10 AM to 8 PM

People visiting cooling centers must complete a COVID screening before entering and must wear a mask. Social distancing requirements are lifted. Leashed dogs and cats in carriers are welcome. Owners are responsible for cleaning up – accidents.


Kent

King County Library

The Kent Branch will be open to the public at 50% capacity and masks required from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday.

Cooling Centers

  • Kent Valley Ice Centre – Saturday 10 AM to 7 PM, Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM, and Monday 10 AM to 7 PM
  • CCS Engagement Center – Saturday and Sunday 12 PM to 6 PM and Monday 9 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Kent Memorial Park – Sunday and Monday noon to 5 PM

Water will be provided and well-behaved pets will be allowed at the Kent Memorial Park location. Masks are optional for vaccinated individuals with proof of vaccination. All locations are open to the general public.


Redmond

Cooling Center

Redmond City Hall will be open to the community as a cooling center from noon to 7 PM on Sunday and Monday. Visitors must wear a face covering unless you can provide proof of vaccination. Water will not be provided.


Renton

Cooling Centers

  • The Senior Activity Center has been opened as a cooling center for seniors only from 2 PM to 8 PM Sunday and Monday
  • The Renton Community Center has been opened as a cooling center for all residents from 2 PM to 8 PM Sunday and Monday

Seattle

Seattle Public Libraries

Seattle Public Libraries will be open as cooling centers at 50% capacity. COVID protocols are still in place and masks are required.

  • Central Library – Friday 10 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Ballard Branch – Friday 10 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Beacon Hill Branch – Friday 10 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Broadview Branch – Friday 10 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Columbia Branch – Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Douglas-Truth Branch – Friday 10 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Greenwood Branch – Friday 10 AM to 6 PM, Sunday noon to 6 PM
  • High Point Branch – Friday 10 AM to 6 PM, Sunday noon to 6 PM
  • International District – Sunday noon to 6 PM
  • Magnolia Branch – Friday 10 AM to 6 PM, Sunday noon to 6 PM
  • Northeast Branch – Friday 10 AM to 6 PM, Sunday noon to 6 PM
  • Northgate Branch – Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Rainier Beach Branch – Friday 10 AM to 6 PM, Sunday noon to 6 PM
  • South Park – Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Southwest Branch – Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • University Branch – Sunday noon to 6 PM

Community & Senior Centers

  • Northgate Community Center – Saturday and Sunday 2 PM to 8 PM
  • Rainier Beach Community Center – Saturday and Sunday 2 PM to 8 PM
  • Greenwood Senior Center – city advises calling ahead for hours
  • Pike Place Senior Center – city advises calling ahead for hours
  • West Seattle Senior Center- city advises calling ahead for hours
  • Southeast Seattle Senior Center – city advises calling ahead for hours
  • Central Area Senior Center – city advises calling ahead for hours
  • Wallingford Community Senior Center – city advises calling ahead for hours
  • Lake City Community Center open Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM with evaporative coolers (swamp coolers)
  • International District Community Center open Saturday and Sunday 2 PM to 8 PM

Emergency Shelter

  • The COVID isolation center at 206 SW 112th Street in White Center has been turned into a 24-hour emergency cooling shelter There are 24 units available for families and indviduals.
  • The Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center will open as a 24/7 shelter on Saturday, June 26, in the morning and will remain open through Tuesday, June 29. The facility can accommodate 73 individuals and meals will be provided.
  • Community Drop-In Center (Seattle Indian Center) 1 PM to 7 PM Saturday and Sunday
  • The Salvation Army Jefferson Day Center at 4th and Jefferson from 7 AM to 5 PM daily
  • Urban Rest Stop – 1924 Ninth Avenue – 8 AM to 2 PM Saturday and Sunday
  • Women’s Day Center – 1830 9th Avenue – 9 AM to 1 PM Saturday

Woodinville

King County Library

The Woodinville Branch will be open to the public at 50% capacity and masks required from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 10 AM to 6 PM on Monday.

Cooling Centers

Woodinville city government has not announced the opening of cooling centers.

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