Cooling Centers for the DC Metro Area


2016 M-NCPPC Cooling Center Locations Open to the General Public
The following permanent Cooling Center Locations will be open to the General Public. Weekday Hours of Operation (10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.); During weekend hours, residents are encouraged to call the facility to confirm hours of operation. All centers will offer a cooling area with seating anytime temperatures reach 90 degrees or higher.

Baden Community Center – 13601 Baden-Westwood Road, Brandywine
301-888-1500Call: 301-888-1500; TTY 301-203-6030Call: 301-203-6030

Bladensburg Community Center Park – 4500 57th Avenue, Bladensburg
301-277-2124Call: 301-277-2124; TTY 301-445-4512Call: 301-445-4512; Información en español: 301-445-4509Call: 301-445-4509

Cedar Heights Community Center Park – 1200 Glen Willow Drive, Seat Pleasant
301-773-8881Call: 301-773-8881; TTY 301-218-6768Call: 301-218-6768

College Park Community Center Park and Soccer Complex – 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park
301-441-2647Call: 301-441-2647; TTY 301-445-4512Call: 301-445-4512

Glassmanor Community Center Park – 1101 Marcy Avenue, Oxon Hill
301-567-6033Call: 301-567-6033; TTY 301-203-6030Call: 301-203-6030

Glenarden / Theresa Banks Complex – 8615 McLain Avenue, Glenarden
301-772-3151Call: 301-772-3151; TTY 301-218-6768Call: 301-218-6768

Hillcrest Heights Community Center Park – 2300 Oxon Run Drive, Temple Hills
301-505-0897Call: 301-505-0897

John E. Howard Community Center Park – 4400 Shell Street, Capitol Heights
301-735-3340Call: 301-735-3340; TTY 301-218-6768Call: 301-218-6768

Kentland Community Center Park – 2411 Pinebrook Avenue, Landover
301-386-2278Call: 301-386-2278; TTY 301-445-4512Call: 301-445-4512

Langley Park Community Center – 1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville
301-445-4508Call: 301-445-4508; TTY 301-445-4512Call: 301-445-4512

Largo/Perrywood/Kettering Community Park School Center – 431 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro
301-390-8390Call: 301-390-8390; TTY 301-218-6768Call: 301-218-6768

Marlow Heights Community Center Park – 2800 St. Clair Drive, Marlow Heights
301-423-0505Call: 301-423-0505; TTY 301-203-6030Call: 301-203-6030

North Brentwood Community Center Park – 4012 Webster Street, North Brentwood
301-864-0756Call: 301-864-0756; TTY 301-445-4512Call: 301-445-4512

Oakcrest Community Park School Center – 1300 Capitol Heights Boulevard, Capitol Heights
301-736-5355Call: 301-736-5355; TTY 301-218-6768Call: 301-218-6768

Patuxent Community Center – 4410 Bishopmill Drive, Upper Marlboro
301-780-7577Call: 301-780-7577; TTY 301-203-6030Call: 301-203-6030

Peppermill Village Community Center Park – 610 Hill Road, Landover
301-350-8410Call: 301-350-8410; TTY 301-218-6768Call: 301-218-6768

Prince George’s Plaza Community Center – 6600 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville
301-864-1611Call: 301-864-1611; TTY 301-445-4512Call: 301-445-4512

Rollingcrest/Chillum Community Center Park – 6120 Sargent Road, Chillum
301-853-2005Call: 301-853-2005; TTY 301-445-4512Call: 301-445-4512

Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex – 7007 Bock Road, Fort Washington
301-749-4160Call: 301-749-4160, TTY 301-203-6030Call: 301-203-6030

Suitland Community Park School Center – 5600 Regency Lane, Forestville
301-736-3518Call: 301-736-3518; TTY 301-203-6030Call: 301-203-6030

Temple Hills Community Center Park – 5300 Temple Hill Road, Temple Hills
301-894-6616Call: 301-894-6616; TTY 301-203-6030Call: 301-203-6030

Vansville Community Center – 6813 Ammendale Road, Beltsville
301-937-6621Call: 301-937-6621; TTY 301-445-4512Call: 301-445-4512
Senior Centers
Camp Springs Senior Activity Center, 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs
301-449-0490Call: 301-449-0490 – open until 4:30 pm weekdays; Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Closed Sundays

Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road, Laurel
301-206-3350Call: 301-206-3350 – closed Sundays

John E. Howard Senior Activity Center, 4400 Shell Street, Capitol Heights
301-735-2400Call: 301-735-2400 – open until 3:30 pm weekdays and closed weekends


Senior resources, cooling centers and information: (202) 724-5626
Location of public cooling centers: (202) 727-6161
Seniors needing energy cost assistance: 311
Hyperthermia hotline for the homeless and persons at risk: 1 (800) 535-7252
DC Recreation Centers, DC Public Libraries and Senior Wellness Centers are all great places to beat the heat and are open to the public.

Harold Fisher

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