Area communities set up cooling centers to help you beat the heat

The unofficial start of summer feels more like its blistering peak in parts of the Deep South, where temperatures at or near 100 degrees are setting heat records during the Memorial Day weekend./Source: MGN
The unofficial start of summer feels more like its blistering peak in parts of the Deep South, where temperatures at or near 100 degrees are setting heat records during the Memorial Day weekend./Source: MGN(WVLT)
Published: Jul. 15, 2019 at 3:56 PM EDT
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Note: We're in the process of compiling a list of locations that will allow the public to stop in and cool off during the hottest times of the day. At this time, that list is not complete. Check back later as we update this webpage with that information.
Lucas County

J. Frank Troy Senior Center, 419-255-6206

545 Indiana, Suite A, Toledo, OH

Open Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sylvania Senior Center, 419-885-3913

7140 Sylvania Ave, Sylvania, OH

Open Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mayores Senior Center, 419-242-1144

2 Aurora Gonzales Dr., Toledo, OH

Open Saturday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

First Unitarian Church

3205 Glendale Ave, Toledo, OH

Thursday-Sunday: 10:00AM-8:00PM

Reynolds School Library

5000 Norwich Rd, Toledo, OH

Thursday-Saturday: 1:00PM-6:00PM

Garfield School Cafeteria

1103 N Ravine Pkwy, Toledo, OH

Thursday-Saturday: 1:00PM-6:00PM

Wilson Park Shelter House

Otto Street, Toledo, OH

Sunday: 12:00-5:00PM

Friendship Park Shelter House

2930 131st St, Toledo, OH

Thursday & Friday: 9:00AM-4:00PM

Gesu Catholic Church

2049 Parkside Blvd, Toledo, OH

Thursday and Friday: 11:00AM-7:00PM

Glenwood Lutheran Church

2545 Monroe St, Toledo, OH

Thursday and Friday: 12:00-6:00PM.

ALL Toledo Lucas County Public Libraries will be open and cool during regular hours.

The city of Toledo is also extending pool hours at the Roosevelt, Pickford, Willys and Navarre Pools from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. - Thursday through Sunday.

Jamie Farr and Wilson pools and the Savage Splash pad will be open from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Defiance County

Defiance Area YMCA

1599 Palmer Dr., Defiance

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11am – 8:00 p.m.

Northtowne Mall

1500 N Clinton St., Defiance

Thursday: Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Defiance County Senior Center

140 Broadway Defiance

Thursday & Friday only: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

(Seniors only. Transportation available for anyone over 60 years of age.)


201 N Clinton Street, Defiance

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Hicksville Community Memorial Hospital

208 N Clinton St., Hicksville

Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Defiance Public Library

320 Fort St. - Defiance:

Thursday 9am – 8pm, Friday 9am – 6pm, Saturday 10-2pm

Johnson Memorial Library

116 W High, Hicksville:

Thursday – Closed, Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10-1pm

Sherwood Branch Library

117 N Harrison St., Sherwood

Thursday 10am – 5:30 p.m., Friday Closed, Saturday 10am – 1pm

Fulton County

Fulton County Senior Center

240 Clinton St., Wauseon, Ohio

Mon.- Fri. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Crossroads Evangelical Church

845 E. Leggett Street, Wauseon, Ohio

Mon-Thu 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and Friday 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

North Clinton Church

831 W. Linfoot Street, Wauseon, Ohio

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

St. John's Christian Church

700 S. Defiance Street, Archbold, Ohio

Mon-Fri 8:00 am-9:00 pm

Wauseon Public Library

117 E. Elm Street, Wauseon, Ohio

Mon, Tues, & Thur. 10:00 am to 8:00 pm,

Wed. and Fri. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sat. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church

410 Taylor St. Delta, Ohio

Mon-Fri 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with the doors unlocked from 9 to noon;

call first, (419) 822-4579

Normal Memorial Library

301 N. Eagle St.

Mon & Wed 10am-8pm, Tues 10am-5:00 pm, Th & F 1pm-5pm Sat 10am-1pm

Hancock County

50 North (formerly The Senior Center)

Corner of Melrose Ave and Blanchard Ave.

Wed 8:00am – 8:00pm

Thur 8:00am – 9:00pm

Fri 8:00am – 8:00pm

Sat 8:00am – 8:00pm

Ottawa County

Genoa Senior Center

12 pm - 4 pm - Friday and Saturday

Riverview Healthcare Campus

Multipurpose Room

8 a.m. - 8 p.m. - Friday

Report to front desk on Saturday

Danbury Senior Center

12 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Friday and Saturday

Sandusky County

Sandusky County Senior Center

1101 Castalia Street, Fremont

Friday until 8 PM

Sat-Sun - 10 AM to 8 PM with meals provided for a donation at Noon and 5:30 PM

Williams County

Bryan Senior Center

Open til 6 PM Thursday and Friday

Montpelier Senior Center

Open til 6 PM Thursday and Friday

Wood County

Wood County Senior Center

Friday, July 19 - Hours extended to 8 PM

Sat-Sun - Open from 10 AM - 8 PM with meals provided (for donation) at Noon and 5:30 PM.

Suggested donation for lunch for those 60+ is $2.00 and dinner $4.00. Cost for those under age 60 is $5.00 for lunch and $7.00 for dinner.

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