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Detroit to open cooling centers due to extreme heat

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Southeast Michigan is facing another hot and humid weekend, as temperatures are expected to reach the high 90s Saturday, with humidity making it feel over 100 degrees. Because of the extreme conditions, Detroit is opening recreation centers with air conditioning to give residents a break from the heat.

On Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1, these recreation centers will be open from noon to 8 p.m.

  • Williams Recreation Center: 8431 Rosa Parks Boulevard
  • Coleman A. Young Recreation Center: 2751 Robert Bradby Drive
  • Patton Recreation Center: 2301 Woodmere Street
  • Farwell Recreation Center: 2711 East Outer Drive
  • Crowell Recreation Center: 16630 Lahser Road
  • Northwest Activities Center: 18100 Meyers Road

All city rec centers are also open Friday, June 29 during their normal hours.

  • Adam / Butzel Center: 10500 Lyndon, Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Butzel Family: 7737 Kercheval, Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Clemente Center: 2631 Bagley, Monday-Friday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Crowell Recreation Center: 16630 Lahser Road, Monday–Friday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Coleman A. Young Recreation Center: 2751 Robert Bradby Dr., Monday–Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Farwell Recreation Center: 2711 E. Outer Drive, Monday–Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Heilmann Center: 19601 Crusade, Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Lasky Center: 13200 Fenelon, Monday-Friday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Northwest Activities Center: 18100 Meyers, Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Patton Recreation Center: 2301 Woodmere, Monday–Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Williams Center: 8431 Rosa Parks, Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Libraries could also be a good, free choice during the week. Check for locations and hours here.

Temperatures are expected to move into the high 80s next week, with the potential to hit 90 again.

During extreme heat, the city recommends staying inside if possible, wearing loose clothing, getting plenty of water, checking in on elders, and making sure pets have limited time outside. Check more city safety tips and emergency info here.