Clackamas County cooling centers open for heat relief
With countywide temperatures expected to surpass 90 degrees this weekend, cooling centers are open for residents in need of relief.
17 total cooling stations will be open this weekend and beyond, located across Clackamas County in various libraries, churches and other buildings.
At a meeting Thursday, Clackamas County Social Services Director Brenda Durbin presented information about cooling centers as well as other services available for those experiencing homelessness and people with developmental disabilities.
"I want to give a big shout out in many thanks to the local businesses, the faith community and libraries that are offering a cool place for people to provide to get some respite over the weekend," Durbin said.
Chair Tootie Smith added that residents should check on their neighbors, saying: "The best proactive measure we can take take a personal responsibility and caring for someone who may not be able to do it themselves."
More information is available by calling 211, or clicking here. Below is a list of cooling center locations in Clackamas County.
CanbyCanby Adult Center, 1250 S. Ivy St., Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Canby Public Library, 220 NE 2nd Ave., Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (On Saturday, July 31, The library lobby will be open at 8 a.m.) Denny's Restaurant, 1369 SE 1st Ave., open 24/7. Available for those needing to cool off for an hour. Zoar Lutheran Church, 190 SW 3rd Ave. Open when temperatures surpass 90 degrees from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. or until temperatures go below 85 degrees.
EstacadaEstacada Community Watch, 200 SW Clubhouse Dr., open when temperatures surpass 98 degrees Estacada Public Library, 825 NW Wade St. Monday through Tuesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday through Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 3pm
GladstoneGladstone Library, 135 E Dartmouth St., Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Max Patterson Park Splash Pad, 400 E Exeter St., open every day until 7 p.m.
Happy ValleyHappy Valley Library, 13793 SE Sieben Park Way, Sunday and Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Sat 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Lake OswegoLake Oswego Library, 706 4th St., Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Milwaukie areaLedding Library, 10660 SE 21st Ave St, Milwaukie, open Saturday July 31 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
16201 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Oregon CityReformation Covenant Church, 1201 JQ Adams St., open when temps reach over 90 degrees Saturday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Rivercrest Park Splash Pad, 131 Park Dr., open every day until10 p.m.
SandySandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Monday and Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WelchesHoodland Public Library, 24525 E Welches Road, Monday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday through Friday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m, closed Sunday.
West LinnWest Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns St., Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Sunday.
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