Cleveland Cooling Centers Announced for Excessive Heat Watch This Weekend


  • National Weather Service
Summer is hitting Cleveland hard this weekend, with predicted temperatures in the mid-90s with added humidity making it feel like 107 degrees. Thanks to all this sticky warmth, the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for eastern Ohio through 8 p.m. tomorrow.

The advisory warns that these conditions may cause heat exhaustion or heat stroke during extended or strenuous activity outdoors (meaning this may not be the best weekend to start training for a marathon).
Luckily, the city of Cleveland has designated multiple facilities as “cooling centers,” where folks can hang out for extended hours and cool down.

Seventeen area outdoor pools will be open from noon to 7:30, and the city has announced eight recreational centers that are extending their hours.

The designated rec centers are as follows:
- Zelma George Recreation Center, open 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. (3155 MLK Jr Blvd., 216-420-8800)
- Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center, open 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (8611 Hough Ave., 216-664-4045)
- Fairfax Recreation Center, open 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (2335 E. 82nd St., 216-664-4142)
- Earle B. Turner Recreation Center, open 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (11300 Miles Ave., 216-420-8358)
- Michael Zone Recreation Center, open noon to 11 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. (6301 Lorain Ave., 216-664-3373)
- Cudell Recreation Center, open noon to 10:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday. (1910 West Blvd., 216-664-4137)
- Glenville Recreation Center, open noon to 10:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday. (680 E. 113th St., 216-664-2516)
- Lonnie Burten Center, open starting at 11:30 a.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. (2511 E. 46th St., 216-664-4139)

The Lonnie Burten Center doesn't have air conditioning, and the Glenville Recreation Center is only partially cooled. However, the Glenville Recreation Center will have designated areas where people can cool down.

Oak Street Health’s Glenville (10553 St. Clair Ave., 216-682-7702), Lee Harvard (16888 Harvard Ave., 216-810-7159) and Westown (10688 Lorain Ave., 216-682-7703) locations will welcome anyone in their community rooms from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Stay cool out there, Cleveland.

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