Cooling Centers in the St. Louis Area

Cooling Centers are Local Resources for Providing Shelter from Excessive Summer Heat

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the City of St. Louis. All individuals utilizing cooling centers are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask inside buildings, regardless of vaccination status.

For the most up-to-date cooling center information, please call 2-1-1 and speak to a Call Center Specialist.

During periods of extreme heat, we'll declare a heat emergency and open community centers as cooling centers. Please check on your neighbors and the elderly to make sure they're okay. Learn more about heat advisory definitions.

Cooling Center List

Showing Saint Louis cooling centers:

Asbury United Methodist Church

Cooling and hydration site from 12 p.m. (noon) - 5 p.m when temperature is 90 degrees and above.

Baden Branch Library SLPL

Mon and Sat - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Tue-Thu - 12:00pm (Noon) to 7:00pm
Fri - 11:00am to 6:00pm

Barr Branch Library SLPL

Mon and Sat - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Tue-Thu - 12:00pm (Noon) to 7:00pm
Fri - 11:00am to 6:00pm

Bi-Lingual International Assistant Services (Macklind International Senior Center)

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m - 5 p.m.

Buder Branch Library SLPL

Mon-Thu - 9:00am to 9:00pm
Fri and Sat - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sun - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Cabanne Branch Library SLPL

Monday, 12 p.m. (noon) - 8 p.m.;
Tuesday to Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Carondelet Branch Library SLPL

Mon and Sat - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Tue-Thu - 12:00pm (Noon) to 7:00pm
Fri - 11:00am to 6:00pm

Carpenter Branch Library SLPL

Mon-Thu - 9:00am to 9:00pm
Fri and Sat - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sun - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Charing Cross Branch Library SLPL

Tue-Fri - 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Sat - 9:00am to 12:00pm (noon) and 1:00pm to 6:00pm

City Seniors, Inc. (Bevo Senior Center) SLAAA

Cooling center hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.;
Senior services: Home-delivered meals, congregate meals, and transportation are available.

Divoll Branch SLPL

Mon and Sat - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Tue-Thu - 12:00pm (Noon) to 7:00pm
Fri - 11:00am to 6:00pm

Five Star Senior Center SLAAA

Warming Center hours: Mon-Fri - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Senior services: Home-delivered meals, congregate meals, and transportation are available.

Julia Davis Branch Library SLPL

Mon-Thu - 9:00am to 9:00pm
Fri and Sat - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sun - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Kingshighway Branch Library SLPL

Mon and Sat - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Tue-Thu - 12:00pm (noon) to 7:00pm
Fri - 11:00am to 6:00pm

Machacek Branch Library SLPL

Mon and Sat - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Tue-Thu - 12:00pm (noon) to 7:00pm
Fri - 11:00am to 6:00pm

Marketplace Branch Library SLPL

Tue-Thu - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Fri - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Sat - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Northside Youth and Senior Service Center

Monday to Friday - 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Robert Fulton Senior Center SLAAA

Cooling center hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Home delivered meals are available.

Salvation Army Euclid Corps

9 to 3 pm Mon.- Fri

Salvation Army Temple Corp

Mon - Thu 9:00am to 4:00pm

Schlafly Branch Library SLPL

Mon-Thu - 9:00am to 9:00pm
Fri and Sat - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sun - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

St. Louis Activity Senior Center SLAAA

Warming Center hours: Mon-Fri - 8:30am to 2:30pm
Senior services: Home-delivered meals, congregate meals, and transportation are available.

St. Louis Public Library Central

Mon-Thu - 10:00am to 9:00pm
Fri and Sat - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sun - 1:00pm to 5:00pm (1st floor only)

St. Louis Public Library Central Express

Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Walnut Park Branch Library SLPL

Mon and Sat - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Tue-Thu - 12:00pm (Noon) to 7:00pm
Fri - 11:00am to 6:00pm

Cooling center data provided by United Way.

Water Fountain Locations

  • 14th St & Market Ave
  • Page Blvd & Hodiamont Ave
  • Carondelet Park near big gazebo just off Grand as it cuts through the park
  • South Grand near Schnucks at Gravois
  • Soulard at 8th and Allen
  • North Grand near North Market
  • South Broadway & Courtois Street
  • Leonor K Sullivan Blvd and Lucas
  • Carr Street and N Broadway - this is a dead end for Carr Street though so will need to take 6th street and then go east on Carr Street

Important Heat Advisory Terms

Heat Wave: Three or more days of temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Excessive Heat Warning: Daytime highs of more than 105 degrees Fahrenheit for two or more hours.

Excessive Heat Advisory:  the heat Index is expected to reach 105 degrees or air temperature will range from 100 – 104 for four or more consecutive days, or an Excessive Heat Warning is issued by the National Weather Service.

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