Here’s where you can cool off to beat the heat in Southern New England

Southern New Englanders are bracing for another hot day with many areas hitting temperatures over 90 Wednesday and now an air quality alert has been issued for Thursday

So where can you go to cool off on days like this and how do you keep yourself and your kids safe?

Here’s a list of some cooling centers across Southern New England where you can beat the heat:

Barrington:

Barrington Library: 281 County Rd
  • Mon – Thurs: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Fri – Sat: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • SUN: CLOSED
Barrington Public Safety Building: 100 Federal Rd; 24/7
  • Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 4:30 PM

Bristol:

Roger’s Free Library: 525 Hope St
  • Mon, Tues, Thurs: 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Wed: 9AM – 8PM
  • Sat: 9AM – 5PM
Quinta-Gamelin Recreation Center101 Asylum Rd
    • Mon – Fri: 8 AM – 4 PM
    • Sat & Sun: 8 AM – 8 PM

Burrillville:

Jesse Smith Library: 100 Tinkham Lane
  • Mon – Thurs: 9 AM – 8 PM
  • Fri & Sat: 9 AM – 4 PM

Central Falls:

Forand Manor Community Center: 30 Washington St.
  • Cooling center from 9:00am- 9:00pm. Today and tomorrow
Veterans Memorial Park: 416 Hunt Street

Coventry:

Any Police Station or Fire Station In Coventry:
  • Available Off Hours

Cranston:

Cranston Senior Center1070 Cranston St
  • Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 3:30 PM
Central Public Library: 140 Sockanosset Cross Rd
  • Sat: 9 AM – 5 PM

East Greenwich:

East Greenwich Police Station Community Room: 176 1st Ave; 24/7
Swift Community Center: 121 Pierce St
  • Mon – Fri: 8:30 AM – 4 PM

East Providence:

Riverside Library475 Bullocks Point Ave
  • Mon – Thurs: 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Sat 9AM – 5 PM
East Providence Senior Center610 Waterman Ave
  • Sunday: 10 AM – 7 PM
Weaver Library41 Grove Ave
  • Mon – Thurs: 9 AM – 8 PM
  • Fri,Sat & Sat: 9 AM – 5 PM

Exeter:

Exeter Town Hall: 675 Ten Rod Rd
  • Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 4 PM

***If we have a population after 4PM, we will move to a different location due to a meeting scheduled at 7 on Monday***

Foster:

Tyler Free Library: 81A Moosup Valley Rd (397-7930)
  • Monday 12pm – 5pm
  • Wednesday 10am – 8pm
  • Friday 10am – 2pm
Foster Public Library: 184 Howard Hill Rd (397-4801)
  • Tuesday 10am – 8pm
  • Wednesday 12pm – 8pm
  • Thursday 10am – 8pm
  • Friday 12pm – 5pm
  • Saturday 10am – 2pm

Glocester:

Glocester Manton Library: 1137 Putnam Pike
  • Mon – Wed: 10 AM – 8 PM
  • Fri: 10 AM – 8 PM
  • Sat: 10 AM – 3 PM
Glocester Senior Center: 1210 Putnam Pike
  • Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 4 PM
Glocester Town Hall: 1145 Putnam Pike
  • ***Will be opened as needed, hours to be determined. This is not a standing Cooling Center. Regular hours Mon – Fri: 8 AM – 4:30 PM***

 

Hopkinton:

Hopkinton Town Hall1 Town House Rd
  • 9 AM – 4 PM (Wed – Fri)

Jamestown:

Jamestown Police Station: 250 Conanicus Ave
    • 24 Hours
Town Hall 93 Narragansett Ave
    • Mon – Fri: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Johnston:

Johnston Senior Center: 1291 Atwood Avenue
    • Mon – Fri: 8 AM – 4 PM

Little Compton:

Little Compton Community Center: 34 Commons Rd
      • Sat 8 AM – Sun 8 AM
Little Compton Wellness Center: 115 East Main Rd
    • Mon – Fri: 8 AM – 4 PM

Lincoln:

Lincoln Town Hall: 100 Old River Rd
    • Sat 8 AM – Sun 8 AM

Middletown:

Senior Center: 650 Green End Ave
  • Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 4 PM
Town Hall: 350 E. Main Rd
  • Mon – Fri: 8 AM – 4 PM
Middletown Police Department: 123 Valley Rd
  • Sat 5 PM – Sun 8 PM

Narragansett:

Maury Loontjens Memorial Library 35 Kingstown Rd
  • Mon – Thurs: 9:30 AM – 7 PM
  • Fri: 9:30 AM – 6 PM
  • Sat: 9:30 AM – 2 PM

Newport:

Donovan Manor: 19 Chapel St
  • Mon – Fri: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Florence Gray Community Center: 1 Shimoda Way
  • Mon – Fri: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

North Kingstown:

Senior Center: 44 Beach St
  • Mon – Fri: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

North Providence:

Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center: 2 Atlantic Blvd
  • Mon – Fri: 8 AM – 4 PM
North Providence Union Free Public Library: 1810 Mineral Spring Ave
  • Mon – Thur: 9 AM – 7:45 PM
  • Fri: 9 AM – 4:45 PM

Pawtucket:

Blackstone Valley Tourism: 175 Main Street
  • Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm
Leon Mathieu Senior Center: 420 Main Street
  • M-F 8:30am – 4pm

Portsmouth:

Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center: 110 Bristol Ferry Rd
  • Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 4 PM

Providence:

Crossroads RI: 160 Broad Street
  • Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Fox Point Library: 90 Ives Street
  • Monday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 2:00 pm-5:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 1:00 pm-5:30 pm, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 2:00 pm-5:30 pm
Mt. Pleasant Library: 315 Academy Avenue
  • Monday: 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am-5:30pm
Olneyville Library: 1 Olneyville Square
  • Monday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 2:00 pm-5:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 2:00 pm-5:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 pm-5:30 pm, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Rochambeau Library: 708 Hope Street
  • Saturday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 2:00 pm-5:30 pm
  • Monday: 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am-5:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am-5:30 pm
Smith Hill Library: 31 Candace Street
  • Monday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 2:00 pm-5:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 2:00 pm-5:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 pm-5:30 pm, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
South Providence Library: 441 Prairie Avenue
  • Monday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 2:00 pm-5:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 1:00 pm-5:30 pm, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 2:00 pm-5:30 pm
Wanskuck Library: 233 Veazie Street
  • Monday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 2:00 pm-5:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 2:00 pm-5:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 2:00 pm-5:30 pm
Washington Park Library: 1316 Broad Street
  • Monday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 2:00 pm-5:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 2:00 pm-5:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 2:00 pm-5:30 pm
Knight Memorial Library: 275 Elmwood Avenue
  • Monday: 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am-5:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 pm-8:00 pm

 

Richmond:

Clark Memorial Library: 7 Pinehurst Dr, Carolina
  • Mon – Tues: 1 PM – 8 PM
  • Wed: 10 AM – 8 PM
  • Thurs: 1 PM – 8 PM
  • Fri: 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Sat: 10 AM – 2 PM

Scituate:

Chopmist Hill Senior Center: 1315 Chopmist Hill Rd
  • Wed – Fri: 9:30 AM – 3 PM

Smithfield:

Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink: 109 Pleasant View Ave
  • Sun – Sat: 10 AM – 8 PM

South Kingstown:

Formally South Kingstown Adult Daycare238 Post Rd
  • Call 401-783-3321 in advance for the Cooling Centers’ hours of operation

Warren:

Andreozzi Hall: 20 Libby Ln
  • Mon – Thurs: 10 AM – 8 PM
  • Fri: 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Sat: 10 AM – 3 PM
  • Will only be used as a cooling center during a power outage

Warwick:

Pilgrim Senior Center: 27 Pilgrim Parkway
  • Mon – Fri: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Westerly:

Westerly Senior Center: 39 State St
  • Mon – Fri: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Westerly Senior Center: 39 State St
  • Mon – Fri: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

West Warwick:

West Warwick Public Library: 1043 Main St
  • Mon, Thurs, Fri: 9:00 AM – 5 PM
  • Tues and Wed: 9:00 AM – 9PM

Woonsocket:

Woonsocket Senior Center: 84 Social St
  • Mon – Fri: 8 AM – 4 PM
Woonsocket Police Station Lobby Area: 242 Clinton St
  • Weekends and Library/Senior Center Off Hours
Landmark Medical Center Lobby Area: 115 Cass Ave
  • Mon – Sun: 9 AM – 9 PM
Mt. St. Charles Ice Arena: 800 Ledge St
  • Mon – Fri: 8 AM – 4 PM
  • Sat & Sun: 9 AM – 12 PM

Source: http://www.riema.ri.gov/coolingcenters/index.php#barrington

Massachusetts

Taunton

Mayor O’Connell has directed that an emergency cooling center will be open on Thursday, August 12, 2021 to all Taunton residents from 12:00pm-4:00pm at the Council on Aging at 30 Olney Street.
For non-emergency assistance with heat-related matters in Taunton, please contact the Department of Human Services at 508-821-1420.
For emergency assistance, contact the Taunton Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) at 508-821-1026.
Taunton Housing Authority (THA) residents should call 508-823-6308 for assistance.
The public pool at Hopewell Park is open from 11:00am to 7:00pm on August 11th, August 12th, and August 13th with free admission for Taunton residents (subject to capacity restrictions). The Hopewell Park splash pad is also open from 9:00am-8:00pm.
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