The City of El Paso is keeping our community cool and safe during the extreme summer heatwave by opening multiple cooling centers across the city.

This week alone El Paso temperatures have hovered in the triple-digit spectrum with high of 110 just this past Monday. With these extremely high temperatures the El Paso Office of Emergency Management, the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Center, and the Extreme Weather Task Force have opened six cooling centers to help keep residents cool and safe. Senior citizen residents pose a bigger risk due to extreme heat dangers including heatstroke.

While the cooling centers offer relief from the heat the centers, however, will not be scheduling activities due to the ongoing pandemic. The centers will also be observing COVID-19 health and safety guidelines at all times.

All six Cooling Centers are currently open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are open to the public.

San Juan Senior Center at 5701 Tamburo Ct.

  • July 13 to July 17
  • July 20 to July 24
  • July 27 to July 31

Don Haskins Rec Center at 7400 High Ridge

  • July 29 to Aug. 2

Marty Robbins Rec Center at 11600 Vista Del Sol Dr.

  • July 29 to Aug. 2

Officer David Ortiz Rec Center at 563 North Carolina Dr.

  • July 29 to Aug. 2

Pat O'Rourke Rec Center at 901 Virginia St.

  • July 29 to Aug. 2

Veterans Rec Center at 5301 Salem Dr.

  • July 29 to Aug. 2

For more information about extreme heat safety - visit


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