The City of Seattle and greater King County has several places that you can visit during extreme heat. If you are concerned about over heating in your current living situation or do not have a place to go, these locations can help. Here are all the cooling centres you can visit in Seattle this weekend.

According to King County’s website, there are no cooling centres directly in Seattle available to the housed population (although recommendations are provided below). There are, however, multiple cooling centers for those experiencing homelessness and they are the following:

  • The Salvation Army
    • Jefferson Day Center (4th & Jefferson), Every Day, 7:00am – 5:00pm
    • White Center Community Center
  • Seattle Indian Center Day Center (624 S. Dearborn Street), Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Compass Day Center (77 S Washington St.), Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 7:00pm
  • Elizabeth Gregory Home (1604 NE 50th St.), Sunday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm, women only **
  • Immanuel Community Services (1215 Thomas St.), Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • YouthCare
    • Orion Center (1828 Yale Ave),Monday-Friday 9am-8pm (except Wednesday CLOSED from 12:45pm-3pm) / Saturday 10am-2pm youth only (ages 12 to 24)
    • UDYC (4516 15th Ave. NE) Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8am-4pm / Wednesday 8am-1pm / Sunday 9am-1pm youth only (ages 12 to 24)
    • S. Seattle 24 hours (except Wednesday CLOSED from 12:45pm-3pm) youth only (ages 12 to 24)
  • Mary’s Place Day Center (1830 Ninth Ave), Monday – Friday from 7:00am – 3:30pm; women or women with children only
  • Urban Rest Stops
    • Ballard (2014-B NW 57th St), Monday – Friday, 6:30am – 2:30pm
    • Downtown (1924 Ninth Avenue), Monday – Friday from 5:30pm – 9:30pm and Saturday – Sunday from 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Chief Seattle Club Day Center (410 2nd Ave. Ext S.), Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 2:00pm
  • Aurora Commons (8914 Aurora Ave N.), Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 1:00pm **
  • Bread of Life Mission (97 South Main St.), Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 3:00pm
  • Immanuel Lutheran: (1215 Thomas St.), Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 2:00pm **
  • Street Youth Ministries (4540 15th Ave NE, Monday – Tuesday, 10:00am – 3:00pm, Wednesday – Friday, 10:30am – 2:30pm
  • New Horizons Ministries (2709 3rd Ave), Monday – Thursday, 3:00pm – 9:00pm Youth/Young-Adult Only (13-25)

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The city recommends visiting the following places near you to avoid heat. It’s also worth noting that King County Metro has directed operators to provide any customer a trip who is seeking respite from the heat and/or would like a ride to a cooling center.

Local malls


Movie theaters

Outside of Seattle, there are several cooling centers including the following:


  • Burien Community Center (14700 6th Ave SW); Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Building closed daily 2 – 3 p.m.)


  • SeaTac Community Center (13735 24th Ave So SeaTac, WA 98168), Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM; Saturday, 8:30 AM-1:00 PM

Federal Way:


  • Renton Community Center (1715 SE Maple Valley Hwy), Monday-Thursday 8AM-7PM; Friday 8AM-5PM; Saturday 9AM-1PM


  • Kent YMCA (East Hill) (10828 SE 248th St)Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Nonmembers will be restricted to lobby only) 6:00am to 8:00pm
  • Kent Community Center (525 Fourth Ave. N): Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Stay cool out there, Seattle!