Daytime Cooling Centers/Aquatic Centers
A daytime cooling center is an air conditioned facility where residents can temporarily go during periods of extreme temperatures. Few to no services are provided beyond what is normally available in that location. Vulnerable populations such as children, seniors, and people with chronic conditions can benefit from time in an air conditioned facility during extreme heat periods. Free transportation to/from daytime cooling centers will be available during extreme heat incidents. Riders need to inform the driver they are going to or from a cooling center. Please visit the 2021 Daytime Cooling Centers page located under the Programs and Services tab of our website to see the cooling center locations in your area.
The Animal Rescue League Main Location (5452 NE 22nd St DSM/ 515-262-9503) welcomes residents who want to cool off with their pets.
Polk County Aquatic Centers
City of Altoona http://www.altoonacampus.com/site/altoona-aquatics-park
City of Ankeny https://www.ankenyiowa.gov/our-city/departments/parks-and-recreation/aquatics
City of Clive http://www.cityofclive.com/residents/aquatic-center
City of Des Moines https://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/AquaticsandWaterSports.aspx
City of Urbandale http://www.urbandale.org/170/Parks-Recreation
City of West Des Moines http://www.wdm.iowa.gov/government/parks-recreation/aquatic-centers-spraygrounds