As the D.C. area heats up, cooling centers are open for the public.

There are designated areas for these different groups of people. Public cooling centers include:

  • One Judiciary Square: 441 4th St. NW
  • Frank D. Reeves Center (Lobby): 2000 14th St. NW
  • King Office Building (Lobby): 3720 Martin Luther King Ave. SE

The city is also offering specific emergency cooling centers for both the homeless and senior citizens.

Emergency homeless cooling facilities:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
  • New York Avenue Men’s Emergency Shelter: 135 New York Ave. NE
  • Adam’s Place Emergency Shelter (Men): 2210 Adam’s Place, NE
  • Harriet Tubman Emergency Shelter
  • DC General Building #27 (Women): 1900 Massachusetts Ave. Se
  • Patricia Handy Place: 810 5th St. NW
  • Adam’s Place Day Center (Women): 2210 Adams Place NE

Public housing cooling centers for senior citizens: These centers are for senior citizens who live somewhere without air conditioning.

  • Arthur Capper: 900 5th St. SE
  • Carroll Apartments: 410 M St. SE
  • Fort Lincoln: 2855 Bladensburg Road NE
  • Garfield: 2301 11th St. NW
  • Horizon House: 1150 12th St. NW
  • James Apartments: 1425 N St. NW
  • Knox Hill: 2700 Jasper St. SE
  • LeDroit: 2125 4th St. NW
  • Sibley Plaza: 1140 North Capitol St. NW
  • Regency House: 5201 Connecticut Ave. NW

Public pools, spray parks and libraries are also options to keep cool in the heat. The Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency in DC have released this information to keep the public safe.