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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 of from respite 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. The Animal Rescue League Main Location (5452 NE 22nd St DSM/ 515-262-9503) welcomes residents who want to cool off with their pets.

2019 Daytime Cooling Center List


Polk County Aquatic Centers

City of Altoona

City of Ankeny

City of Clive

City of Des Moines

City of Urbandale

City of West Des Moines

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