Friday, June 10, 2022

Austin-Travis County Heat Advisory Continues

 

Hours & Locations for Weekend Cooling Centers 

The National Weather Center’s forecast warns of record temperatures this weekend with highs up to 105 degrees. Please follow heat safety tips for wildfire, pets, children and elderly.  

“We are working with staff and community partners to prepare for record temperatures this weekend,” said Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department Director, Juan Ortiz. “Our priority is to ensure our most vulnerable populations have access to relief from the heat. We want to remind everyone to drink water, stay in the shade, and check on your loved ones and pets to make sure we all stay safe this weekend.”  

Cooling Centers Updates  
Many Austin Public Library locations and Austin Recreation and Senior Centers are available for use as a cooling center during normal business hours (not for overnight services).  To help find a location in your neighborhood check out this Austin-Travis County map of libraries and recreation centers. Please verify hours before arriving at a location. Additional information is also available at the  Austin Park & Recreation Website and the Austin Public Libraries website for addresses and business hours. Currently, only service animals are permissible at these locations.

Check austintexas.gov/alerts for updates on hours and locations. 

Public Facilities Saturday, June 11 Operations 

  • Gus Garcia Recreation Center – 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
  • Givens Recreation Center – 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
  • George Morales Dove Springs Rec Center – 10:00 a.m.-4: 00 p.m.  
  • South Austin Recreation Center – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  
  • Dittmar Recreation Center – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
  • Austin Recreation Center – 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Showers are closed.)  
  • Turner Roberts Recreation Center – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  
  • Hancock Recreation Center – 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
  • Northwest Recreation Center – 8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. 
  • Virginia Brown Recreation Center – 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
  • Cantu / Pan A.m. Recreation Center – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
  • Montopolis Recreation Center – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  
  • Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
  • Dougherty Arts Center – 10:00a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
  • George Washington Carver Museum – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
  • Asian American Resource Center - 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Public Facilities Sunday, June 12 Operations 

  • Gus Garcia Recreation Center – 12:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 
  • Givens Recreation Center – 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. 
  • George Morales Dove Springs Rec Center – 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  
  • South Austin Recreation Center – 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 
  • Dittmar Recreation Center – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
  • Austin Recreation Center – 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Showers are closed.)  
  • Turner Roberts Recreation Center – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    
  • Travis County Oak Hill Community Center 2:00 p.m. – 6:0 p.m.  

Cooling Center Locations Supported by Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN)  

  • Iglesia el Shaddahi 7650 Ed Bluestein Blvd. Austin, Texas 78723 // Sat. & Sun. 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  
  • Life Austin Mueller (Gym) 1504 51 Street, Austin, Texas 78723 //  Sat. & Sun. 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

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