The following is a list of reported Cooling Centers in the CSRA, listed per county.

 

Here's a few tips on how to beat the heat:

  • Drink plenty of fluids, even if you don't feel thirsty; avoid caffeine and alcohol
  • Slow down and avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day
  • Take frequent shade breaks 
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing
  • Avoid too much sunshine and use sunscreen when you must be outside
  • Protect your fact and head by wearing a wide-brimmed hat
  • Eat small meals and eat more often; eat more salads and other foods that do not require cooking
  • Avoid using appliances that generate heat during the day (such as clothes dryers and ovens)
  • Make sure your home is properly insulated to conserve energy and reduce your home's power demands for air conditioning (keep shades and blinds closed during the day to keep sunlight out)
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and let them know about the Cooling Centers
  • NEVER leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles!  Temperatures inside a closed vehicle can reacy over 140 degrees F within minutes!

 

AIKEN COUNTY COOLING CENTERS

O'DELL WEEKS COMMUNITY CENTER

1700 Whiskey Rd. in Aiken, 803-642-7631,

open M-F 8AM - 9PM

SAT 9A-5P

SUN 1P-5P

 

Smith Hazel Recreation Center

400 Kershaw St. Aiken, 803-642-7634

8AM - 9PM M-F

9A-5P Saturday

9A-1P Sunday

 

CITIZENS PARK #2

(Between field 6 & 10)

1060 Banks Mill Rd, Aiken, 803-642-7761

8A-9P M-Th

8A-5P Friday

 

RICHMOND COUNTY COOLING CENTERS - CLICK HERE

Carrie J. Mays Center, 1014 11th Avenue in Augusta, 706-821-2827

Bernie Ward Center, 1941 Lumpkin Road in Augusta, 706-790-0588 

Blythe Center, 3129 Highway 88 in Blythe, 706-592-4988 

Henry H. Brigham Center, 2463 Golden Camp Road in Augusta, 706-771-2654 

May Park, 622 4th Street in Augusta, 706-724-0504 

McBean Center, 1155 Hephzibah/McBean Road in Hephzibah, 706-560-2628 

Sand Hills Center, 2540 Wheeler Road in Augusta, 706-842-1912 

W.T. Johnson Center (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.), 1606 Hunter Street in Augusta, 706-821-2866 

Warren Road Center, 300 Warren Road in Augusta, 706-860-2833


COLUMBIA COUNTY COOLING CENTERS - CLICK HERE



Bessie Thomas Community Center 

5913 Euchee Creek Dr.Grovetown

Christie Lowe706-556-0308

7am – 1:30pm(Mon – Fri)

  • Sitting Room  • Ice Water  • Television  • Handicapped Accessible              


Patriot’s Park

 5445 Columbia Rd.Grovetown

Dennis Hodges706-312-7401

7am – 9pm (Mon - Thurs)7am – 5pm(Friday)

 9am - 5pm(Saturday)

 1pm – 6pm (Sunday)

  • Sitting Room  • Ice Water  • Television  • Handicapped Accessible


Wesley United Methodist Church

 825 N. Belair Rd.Evans

Pat Williams706-869-0888

9am – 5pm(Mon – Thurs)

  • Sitting Lounge  • Television  • Small Kitchen  • Indoor Gym    w/walking track   • Drink & Snack Machines  • Handicapped Accessible


Eubank Blanchard Community Center

 6868 Cobbham Rd.Appling

Sandy Boner706-868-3349

9am – 6pm(Mon – Thurs)

9am - 5pm(Friday)

  • Sitting Room  • Ice Water  • Handicapped Accessible


Laurel & Hardy Museum

250 N. Louisville St.Harlem706-556-0401

Stacie Hart706-556-0043

10am – 4pm (Tues - Sat)

  • Sitting Room  • Ice Water  • Handicapped Accessible

Harlem Senior Center

405 W. Church St.Harlem706-449-8400

Stacie Hart706-556-0043

9am – 1pm (Mon - Thurs)

  • Sitting Room  • Ice Water  • Handicapped Accessible


Liberty Park Community Center

Newmantown Rd.Grovetown

Shirley Beasley706-863-4576

8am - 5pm (Mon - Fri)

  • Sitting Rooms  • Drink & Snack Machines  • Handicapped Accessible