The heat is definitely on! The borderland is currently in the middle of a heat wave as triple-digit temperatures take over the forecast. According to the National Weather Service of El Paso, we can expect triple digit heat to take over the weekend.

Afternoon highs for Wednesday are expected to reach 101 degrees and weekend temperatures are expected to be the hottest of the week with afternoon highs expected to hit 105 and above!

Avoid Heat Related Illnesses:

The city of El Paso knows that the Summer heat can be tough for locals who may not have the proper air conditioning in their homes and they’re hoping to help relieve those residents with cooling centers across the city.

Officials strongly urge those most vulnerable in our community such as senior residents to stay as cool as they can this Summer to avoid any heat-related illnesses.

Cooling centers will be provided all across El Paso to ensure locals in all parts of town have access to a cooling center near their homes.

These cooling centers will provide an indoor, air-conditioned, environment for residents to visit and cool down throughout the day.

FREE cooling station locations:

• Galatzan Rec Center, 650 Wallenberg Dr.

• Chalio Acosta Sports Center, 4321 Delta Dr.

• Veterans Rec Center, 5301 Salem Dr.

• Chamizal Rec Center, 2101 Cypress Ave.

• Valle Bajo Community Center, 7380 Alameda Ave.

• Marty Robbins Rec Center, 11620 Vista del Sol Dr.

Cooling station hours of operations:

• Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Friday and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.

And don’t forget that if you are in need of a fan for your home you can request a FREE one by dialing 2-1-1- or by Clicking Here.

Fan donations are still being accepted at any El Paso and Horizon Fire Stations.

City Public Libraries To Cool Down At:

  • Armijo Library (620 E. 7th)
  • Clardy Fox (5515 Robert Alva)
  • Esperanza Moreno (12480 Pebble Hills)
  • Irving Schwartz (1865 Dean Martin)
  • Jose Cisneros/Cielo Vista (1300 Hawkins)
  • Judge Marquez (610 N. Yarbrough)
  • Memorial Park (3200 Copper)
  • Richard Burges (9600 Dyer Ste. C)
  • Sergio Troncoso (9321 Alameda)
  • Westside (125 Belvidere)

Library operating Hours:

Wednesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 6 p.m.

Residents are also urged to keep pets who are outside safe by providing shade, plenty of fresh water and not taking them for walks during peak heat hours.

For more information about heat safety, please visit

El Paso Spray Parks, Splash Pads

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