/ Modified jun 15, 2021 2:30 p.m.

Beat the heat at a cooling center

City, private groups offer cooling locations.

Sun, Heat, Summer, Hot, Temperature hero The bright sun sets behind some trees near Soleng Tom Elementary School on Tucson's east side.
AZPM Staff

The City of Tucson has opened six public cooling centers to offer a safe place for anyone who doesn't have a place to stay out of the heat during the day. The centers, one located in each city council ward, will be open from noon-6 p.m. every day through Friday, June 18:

  • Ward 1: El Rio Center, 1390 W. Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85745
  • Ward 2: Udall Sr. Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson AZ 85715
  • Ward 3: Donna Liggins, 2160 N. 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705
  • Ward 4: Clements, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive, Tucson, AZ 85730
  • Ward 5: El Pueblo, 101 W. Irvington Road, Building 9, Tucson, AZ 85706
  • Ward 6: Randolph Center, 200 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711

After Friday, the city said it will reopen the cooling centers any day the forecast high temperature is 110° or higher.

The Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness has also compiled a list of privately operated cooling centers available.

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