Cooling Centers across Connecticut

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(WTNH)–As the temperatures start to rise this week, towns and cities across Connecticut are trying to help you keep cool.

Take a look at at the list below to find cooling centers and services near you:

Fairfield County:

Fairfield

  • Bigelow Center for Senior Activities – 100 Mona Terrace – Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:30pm 
  • Black Rock Church – 3685 Black Rock Turnpike – Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm, Saturday from 12pm-8pm and Sunday 8am-8pm 
  • Fairfield Public Library – 1080 Old Post Road – Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-5pm 
  • Fairfield Woods Branch Library – 1147 Fairfield Woods Road – Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-5pm
  • Fairfield Police Lobby – 100 Reef Road – open 24/7

Norwalk

  • Norwalk Public Library – 1 Belden Ave – Saturday 9:00am-5:30pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm
  • Norwalk Police Department – 1 Monroe Street

New Canaan

  • New Canaan Library (151 Main Street): Saturday 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm
  • New Canaan YMCA (564 South Avenue): Saturday 7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Sunday 8 am – 5 pm

Hartford County:

Bloomfield and Simsbury-click for more

Bristol

  • Bristol Public Library – 5 High Street – Thursday 8:30am-8:00pm, Friday 8:30am-5:00pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm
  • Bristol Senior Center – 240 Stafford Avenue – Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Community Health Center – 395 North Main Street – Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8:30am-5:00pm, Saturday 8:30am-noon
  • The Salvation Army – 19 Stearns Street – Monday-Friday 9am-2pm
  • The Agape House – 43 School Street – Monday-Saturday 8am-noon
  • Brian’s Angels – 19 Jacob Street – Open daily from 1pm-5pm 
  • Dunkin Donuts, Price Chopper and Starbucks have also offered their establishments for relief from the heat. 

Hartford– (service may be extended into next week depending on weather conditions)

  • Parker Memorial Community Center and Samuel V. Arroyo Recreation Center on Sunday, July 21st between noon – 8 PM, in addition to those same regularly scheduled hours on Saturday
  • Asylum Hill Congregational Church will also be open on Sunday between 11 AM – 7 PM as a cooling center
  • The Hartford Fire Department’s Special Services Unit will be passing out water bottles at bus stops,shelters, parks and playgrounds throughout the city starting at 10 AM on Saturday and 11 AM on Sunday
  • Hartford Public Library – 500 Main Street – Friday-Saturday 9:30am-5:00pm

East Hartford (Note: no special staff or services will be offered at any of these cooling locations)

  • South End Senior Center – 70 Canterbury Street – Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm 
  • Raymond Library – 840 Main Street – Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm
  • Public Safety Complex – 31 School Street (Police Lobby) -open 24/7
  • East Hartford will be offering extended hours at Martin Pool (Martin Park at 307 Burnside Avenue) and Terry Pool (Hockanum Park at 320 High Street): 1-7pm on both Saturday, July 20th and Sunday, July 21st

South Windsor

  • South Windsor Community Center – 150 Nevers Road  – Monday-Friday 8:00am to 3:30pm
  • South Windsor Library  – 1550 Sullivan Ave  – Monday-Thursday 9am to 9pm, Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm, Saturday 9am-1pm 

Enfield

  • Enfield Senior Center – 299 Elm Street – Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 8am-5pm, Wednesday and Thursday 8am-8pm
  • Enfield Public Library – 104 Middle Road – Monday-Thursday 9am- 8pm, Friday-Saturday 9am – 5pm
  • Pearl Street Library – 759 Pearl Street – Monday-Thursday 10am- 8pm, Friday 12pm-6pm
  • Enfield Police Department Lobby – 293 Elm Street – available 24 hours per day

New Haven County:

New Haven-Excessive Heat Alert issued, High Heat Protocol activated, effective at noon Wednesday, July 17.

Hamden– click for more

Cheshire

  • The Cheshire Senior Center – 240 Maple Avenue – Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
  • The Cheshire Public Library – 104 Main Street – Monday-Friday 9:00am-8:30pm and Saturday from 9am-1pm
  • Town Hall lobby – 84 South Main Street – Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:00pm 
  • Cheshire Police Department – 500 Highland Avenue – open 24/7

Naugatuck

  • Howard Whittemore Memorial Library – 243 Church St – Friday 10am-1pm, Saturday 10am-2pm
  • Should residents have a need for immediate emergency sheltering, they may contact or stop at the Fire Department or Police Department. 

Waterbury

  • Center for Human Development – 693 East Main Street – Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-9pm
  • Access to water fun with splash/sprinkler pads are at Town Plot Park, Lower Murray Park, Bucks Hill Park, Fulton Park, River Baldwin Recreation Center, Hamilton Park, Fairlawn Park, Washington Park, Curtain Park, East Mountain Park, Chase Park, Rivera Hughes Park, Waterville Park, Berkeley Park, Hopeville Park and Martin Luther King Jr. Park.
  • City pools at Fulton Park and Washington Park are open. The Hamilton Park pool is down for filtration repairs, but is expected to be up and running soon

Ansonia

  • Doyle Senior Center – 153 Main Street – Saturday 10am -7pm

New London County:

New London– click for more

Litchfield County:

Torrington– click for more

Middlesex County:

Middletown

Lobby of the Middletown Police Department, 222 Main Street, which is opened 24 hours a day available as a cooling station.

Russell Library on Broad Street – Monday & Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Elderly persons are encouraged to use the Middletown Senior Center on Durant Terrace during business hours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

City Hall lobby is also available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

The City of Middletown will be opening fire hydrant sprinklers at designated times and locations. The sprinklers are expected to be opened Saturday and Sunday and will be at the following locations:

  • The Highlands Crescent Drive bus stop from 12 P.M. – 4 P.M.
  • Julia Terrace from 2 P.M – 5 P.M.
  • Maplewood Terrace from 2 P.M. – 5 P.M.
  • Summer Hill Road and Woodbury Circle from 2 P.M. – 5 P.M.
  • Macdonough School from 12 P.M. – 3 P.M. and 6 P.M. – 8 P.M.
  • Santangelo Circle from 12 P.M. – 3 P.M.
  • Daddario Road from 6 P.M. – 8 P.M

Clinton

  • Clinton Town Hall – 54 East Main St. – Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

East Hampton

  • East Hampton Senior Center – 105 Main Street – Saturday and Sunday 12pm-5pm 

Windham County:

Thompson

  • Thompson Library Community Center – 815 Riverside Drive (North Grosvenordale) – Friday 10am-5pm

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