Little Rock Cooling Centers Available in Persistent Heat

Seal of Little Rock
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Thursday, Jun 16, 2022

Media Release

City of Little Rock Public Relations (501) 371-4421

Contact: Spencer Watson | (m) 501 804 4822 | sswatson@littlerock.gov


LITTLE ROCK – With temperatures and heat indices projected to remain high through next week, the City of Little Rock will continue to offer cooling centers at specified community centers. Those include:

 

12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17

East Little Rock Community Center, 2500 East 6th Street, 501-374-2881

 

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18

Dunbar Community Center, 1001 West 16th Street, 501-376-1084

Southwest Community Center, 6401 Baseline Road, 501-918-3975

Stephens Community Center, 3720 West 18th Street, 501-603-9974

West Central Community Center, 4521 John Barrow Road, 501-379-1890

 

12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 through Friday, June 24

East Little Rock Community Center, 2500 East 6th Street, 501-374-2881

 

All City facilities will be closed Monday, June 20, in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.

The City will monitor the forecast for extreme heat and humidity and a make a determination whether cooling centers will open again on June 27.

Residents are reminded to be mindful of the dangers of extreme heat, especially among vulnerable populations at risk of complications. Those include adults over 65, children under 4, and those with disabilities or existing medical conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed. That means limiting time spent outside, not relying on a fan as a primary cooling device, drinking more water than usual, avoiding liquids that contain high amounts of sugar, and checking the local news for heat alerts.

 

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