City of Tucson Opens Cooling Centers During Extreme Heat

Published on June 09, 2023

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In an effort to meet the need for respite from the record-high temperatures this summer, Tucson opened cooling centers on June 5, 2023.

The City cooling centers are open seven days a week, from noon-4 p.m. (closed for holidays on June 19 and July 4). The locations are listed below.

  • Donna Liggins Center, 2160 N. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
  • El Pueblo Center, 101 W. Irvington Road, Tucson, AZ 85714
  • El Rio Center, 1390 W. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745
  • Morris K. Udall Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson, AZ 85715
  • Randolph Center, 200 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
  • Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive, Tucson, AZ 85730

The cooling centers will be operational and stay accessible based on usage. Resources will be allocated to locations that demonstrate serving the highest level of need.

"The City of Tucson is taking steps to protect our most vulnerable residents as temperatures begin to rise," said Tucson Mayor Regina Romero. "Our kids, the elderly, individuals who are unsheltered, and those without air conditioning are most at risk. I want to thank Director Lara Hamwey, our Parks and Recreation Department and our community partners for stepping up to help Tucsonans find shelter from the heat."

In addition to these cooling stations, the Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness has a list of more cooling centers and locations for water and supplies.

These additional locations where people can get out of the heat and sun include:

  • Salvation Army Hospitality House, 1002 N Main Ave. Open seven days a week, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Primavera Foundation, 702 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701. Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Sister Jose Women’s Center, 1050 S. Park Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719 Open Monday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m.
  • Grace St Paul’s Episcopalian Church, 2331 E. Adams St. Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from noon-4 p.m.
  • La Frontera RAPP,4554 S. Palo Verde Road Suite 2 Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Kino Service Center, 2797 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713 Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., closed holidays
  • Rio Nuevo One Stop, 320 N. Commerce Center Loop, Tucson, AZ 85745 Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on holidays