Cooling Stations Available During the Heatwave

Cooling Stations Available During the Heatwave

Temperatures have been astronomically high this summer, and if you’re looking for a place to find some solace from the heat, here are some places you can go.


The Community Room at the Cedarville Fire Station – open from 8am – 4pm on August 4th and 5th. – Located at 2209 State Road

The Plymouth Public Library – open from 10am to 6pm on August 4th, and 10am – 5:30pm on August 5th and 6th. – Located at 132 South Street

The Manomet Branch Library – open from 1pm-9pm August 4th and 9am-5pm on August 6th – Located at 12 Strand Ave

The Center for Active Living – open 8:30am-4pm on August 4th and 5th. If you’re a resident in need of transportation, call April Thompson (508) 830-4230, etx. 106.

If you need help getting to a cooling center, call the Plymouth Fire Department’s Business Line at (508) 830-4213 ext. 100.


Mayor Wu has declared a heat emergency in Boston from August 4th until August 7th, and cooling centers will be open at 16 BCYF community centers from 9am – 5pm.

There are also various splash pads and pools open in the city as well. For more information, visit this page.

Burlington, MA

The Human Services Building off Center Street will be home to a cooling center in Room 106. It’ll be open from 8:30am – 7pm on Thursday and Friday.

Framingham, MA

Framingham will have three cooling centers open this weekend.

  • Main Library, 49 Lexington St. — Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • McAuliffe Branch, 746 Water St. — Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Callahan Center, 535 Union Ave. — Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Providence, RI

Providence has also opened numerous cooling centers, and for more information on all of them, including their hours, check out this site.

Here are the names of all of the cooling centers:

  • Crossroads RI
  • Fox Point Library
  • Knight Memorial Library
  • Mt. Pleasant Library
  • Olneyville Library
  • Providence Public Library
  • Rochambeau Library
  • Smith Hill Library 
  • South Providence Library
  • Wanskuck Library
  • Washington Park Library

Stay safe in this heat!

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