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Cooling Stations During Extreme Heat

7/16/2018

Assistance is available as summer heat quickly rises to the triple digits. Water, cooling stations, and shelter are available for those who need a place to escape the extreme heat.

Hours and services are subject to change, please check with the location/agency to confirm.

Cooling Stations:
City of Denton Public Facilities – Various City facilities are air conditioned with public access to restrooms, water fountains, and sitting areas during normal operating hours.


Parks & Recreation Centers:
  1. American Legion Building, 629 Lakey St.
    • Monday – Friday              10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Thursday                           6 – 9 p.m.
  2. Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St.
    • Monday – Friday              7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  3. Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave.
    • Monday – Friday              8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Saturday                            9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
  4. Denia Rec Center, 1001 Parvin St.
    • Monday – Wednesday      7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Thursday – Friday             7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Saturday                            9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  5. MLK Jr. Rec Center, 1300 Wilson St.
    • Monday – Friday              9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Saturday                            9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  6. North Lakes Rec Center, 2001 W. Windsor Dr.
    • Monday – Thursday          5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Friday                                5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m
    • Saturday                            7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Public Libraries:

  1. North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St.
    • Monday – Wednesday      9 a.m. – 9 p.m.     
    • Thursday – Saturday        9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Sunday                              1 – 5 p.m.
  2. Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St.
    • Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat           9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Thursday           9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Sunday                              1 – 5 p.m.
  3. South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Ln.
    • Monday                             Noon – 9 p.m.
    • Wednesday                       9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat         9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Sunday                              1 – 5 p.m.

Fire Stations:
Fire stations that have 24-hour public access to restrooms, water fountains, and a sitting area:

  • Station 2, 110 Mockingbird Ln.
  • Station 4, 2110 E. Sherman Dr.
  • Station 5, 2230 W. Windsor Dr.
  • Station 6, 3232 Teasley Ln.
  • Station 7, 4201 Vintage Pkwy.

Central Fire Station:

  • Station 1, 332 E. Hickory St. – Only available Monday – Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Police Station:
Police Station lobby has 24-hour public access to restrooms, water fountains, and a sitting area, 601 E. Hickory St.

Our Daily Bread – Cooling and Water Station; Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 300 W. Oak St., Suite 100, Denton, TX 76201, (940) 382-5604

Salvation Army Denton – Cooling and Water Station, Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 1508 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76209, (940) 566-3800

Meals Served:
Our Daily Bread – Breakfast is served Monday – Saturday 10 to 10:30 a.m., and Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., closed at 12:45 p.m. Saturday only. Dinner is served Monday evening 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 300 W. Oak St., Suite 100, Denton, TX 76201, (940) 382-5604

Salvation Army Denton – Community dinner nightly at 6:30 p.m.; 1508 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76209, (940) 566-3800

Shelter Overnight:
Monsignor King Outreach Center (MKOC) – Shelter overnight Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and open in inclement weather such as severe storms or extreme temperatures (32 or below and 100 or above). Due to the forecasted temperatures for the next week, MKOC plans to open at 2 p.m. beginning on Wednesday, July 18 and remain open for overnight shelter for the week. 300 S. Woodrow Ln., Denton, TX 76205, (940) 391-1919

Salvation Army Denton – Shelter overnight daily 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.; 1508 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76209, (940) 566-3800

 

Staff Contact: Barbara Ross, (940) 349-7726, Barbara.Ross@cityofdenton.com

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