El Paso opens cooling centers during extreme heatwave

El Paso News

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — El Paso’s Office of Emergency Management, the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department, and the Extreme Task Force are working together to bring relief to El Pasoans in need of a cool place to stay during the record-breaking heat wave.

They opened seven cooling centers to help keep residents — especially seniors — safe from the extreme heat.

The sites were opened today, Monday, July 13, to provide the community with a safe place away from the sun and cool down from the extreme temperatures the region is experiencing.

The Cooling Centers available seven days a week and have extended hours of operation beginning July 15 at the following dates and locations:

San Juan Senior Center
5701 Tamburo Ct.

  • 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • July 15 to Aug. 3

Don Haskins Rec Center
7400 High Ridge

  • 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • July 15 to Aug. 3

Marty Robbins Rec Center
11600 Vista Del Sol Dr.

  • 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • July 15 to Aug. 2

Memorial Senior Center
1800 Byron St.

  • 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • July 15 to Aug. 3

Officer David Ortiz Rec Center
563 North Carolina Dr.

  • 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • July 29 to Aug. 2

Pat O’Rourke Rec Center
901 Virginia St.

  • 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • July 15 to Aug. 3

Pavo Real Senior Center
9301 Alameda

  • 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • July 15 to Aug. 3

Veterans Rec Center
5301 Salem Dr.

  • 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • July 29 to Aug. 3

COVID-19 health and safety guidelines will be observed at all times.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, no activities are currently scheduled at the Cooling Centers.

For more information about extreme heat safety, please visit ElPasoReady.org

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