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Program: Cooling Centers

Agency: Heat Resources - Metro 2020

Resource Number: 36904627

Open 24 hours anytime the heat index is over 90 for the duration of the excessive heat for anyone who needs a place to cool off. Water will be provided. Individuals should call ahead of time to determine if a location is open or not.

NOTE: The Harbor Lights Cooling Center is open to families until 9 pm
Seven Salvation Army locations are open during regular business hours for those needing a cool place. Air conditioning and water are provided.
1010 Currie Avenue North, Minneapolis
2727 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis
2024 Lyndale Avenue North, Minneapolis
1604 East Lake Street, Minneapolis
1019 Payne Avenue, Saint Paul 
401 West 7th Street, Saint Paul
10011 Noble Parkway, Brooklyn Park

NOTE: Timeframes cannot be confirmed. In the past, locations have been open 24 hours or from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, with the exception of Harbor Lights which has been 6 am – 8 pm.


Ramsey County has created an interactive map of locations that can be used to cool off.  In general, it is a mix of libraries, beaches/pools, and recreation centers. Hours vary by location; individuals should call ahead or visit the facility's website to confirm hours. Some locations may have fees for use.


Hennepin County Public Health has an interactive map to help residents find public places to escape the heat throughout Hennepin County. Maps are available for desktop and mobile devices. People can make the map close and personal by zooming in on a specific neighborhood; users can then click on individual cooling locations for an address, days and hours of operation, contact information and a website link, when possible.

Desktop:  http://www.hennepin.us/residents/health-medical/cooling-centers

Mobile Devices:  http://hennepin.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=56a972d2056b4f5a826b0ad604640fa0

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Last Verified On: 6/8/2020

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