County Opens Cooling Stations for Hot Weekend | Weather
As temperatures are expected to reach or exceed 110 degrees this weekend, additional cooling stations will be open to the public in an effort to move the homeless and other individuals out of the heat, and to keep them hydrated.
The cooling stations are in addition to the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition’s Inclement Weather Shelter Program, which provides seasonal shelter on an as-needed basis. The program also provides funding for long-term day shelters during the summer.
The National Weather Service, in partnership with the Clark County Coroner and the Regional Initiatives Office, has developed a graduated heat index which shows when people are most vulnerable to the heat. When the weather reaches these “Extreme Weather” thresholds, cooling stations are made available to the homeless and others to provide a safe place to escape from the heat and receive water.
Catholic Charities, The Salvation Army and The Shade Tree serve as our summer day-shelters and are open during the hours listed below, seven days a week throughout the summer:
- Catholic Charities, 1501 N. Las Vegas Blvd., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Salvation Army, 31 W. Owens Ave., North Las Vegas, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- The Shade Tree, 1 W. Owens Ave., North Las Vegas, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Shade Tree is for women and children only.)
The following additional locations will be open Saturday:
- Cambridge Recreation Center, 3930 Cambridge St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Dula Gymnasium, 441 E. Bonanza Road, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Walnut Recreation Center, 3075 N. Walnut Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St., Henderson, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday, July 3; and open again from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road, Henderson, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; and from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.
Anyone in need of a cooling station is encouraged to dial 2-1-1 from any pay phone to find the nearest cooling station or to visit www.HelpHopeHome.org.