Cooling centers: Where to escape the heat in Western Washington

Cities and counties around the region have begun to open cooling centers in the wake of a heat wave that's expected to push temperatures into the triple digits in several areas around Western Washington. 

An excessive heat warning is in effect through 9 p.m. on Friday.

Here are some places to keep cool and beat the heat: 

Seattle: Libraries, Seattle Center, senior centers, pools and water areas with dozens of locations around the city.

- Central Library, 1000 4th Ave., 206-386-4636

- Ballard, 5614 22nd Ave. NW, 206-684-4089

- Beacon Hill, 2821 Beacon Ave. S, 206-684-4711

- Broadview, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N, 206-684-7519

- Capitol Hill, 425 Harvard Ave. E, 206-684-4715

- Delridge, 5423 Delridge Way SW, 206-733-9125

- Douglass-Truth, 2300 E Yesler Way, 206-684-4704

- Greenwood, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N, 206-684-4086

- High Point, 3411 SW Raymond St., 206-684-7454

- International District / Chinatown, 713 8th Ave. S, 206-386-1300

- Lake City, 12501 28th Ave. NE, 206-684-7518

- Madrona-Sally Goldmark, 1134 33rd Ave., 206-684-4705

- Magnolia, 2801 34th Ave. W, 206-386-4225

- Montlake Beach, 2401 24th Ave. E, 206-684-4720

- New Holly, 7058 32nd Ave. S, 206-386-1905

- Northgate, 10548 5th Ave. NE, 206-386-1980

- Rainier Beach, 9125 Rainier Ave. S, 206-386-1906

- South Park, 8604 8th Ave. S, 206-615-1688

- Wallingford, 1501 N 45th St., 206-684-4088

- Seattle Center Armory

- International Fountain

- Fountain of Creation

- Asian Counseling and Referral Service Senior Center, 3639 Martin Luther King Way, 206-695-7600

- Ballard NW Senior Center, 5429 32nd Ave. NW, 206-297-0403

- Central Area Senior Center, 500 30th Ave. S, 206-726-4926

- Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N 85th St., 206-297-0875

- Pike Place Market Senior Center and Food Bank, 85 Pike St. #200, 206-728-2773

- South Park Senior Center, 8201 10th Ave. S Suite 5, 206-767-2544

- The Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St., 206-932-4044

- Southeast Seattle Senior Center, 4655 S Holly St., 206-722-0317

- Sunshine Garden Chinese Senior Community Center, 611 S Lane St., 206-624-5633

- Wallingford Community Senior Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N Suite 140, 206-461-7825

- Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. SW, Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat

- Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way SW, Mon/Tues/Sat/Sun

- Bitter Lake, 13035 Linden Ave. N, Wed/Thu/Fri through August 18

- Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th, noon to 6:30 p.m., Fri/Sat/Sun through August 20

- Dahl Playfield, 7700 25th NE, Tues/Wed/Thurs through August 17

- East Queen Anne, 160 Howe St., Sun/Mon/Tue through August 20

- C. Hughes, 2805 SW Holden St., Wed/Thu/Fri through August 18

- Soundview, 1590 NW 90th St., Sat/Sun/Mon through August 20

- Wallingford, 4219 Wallingford Ave. N, Wed/Thu/Fri through August 18

- Green Lake, N 73rd and E Green Lake Dr. N

- Lincoln Park, 8600 Fauntleroy Ave. SW

- Magnuson, eastern end of NE 65th, noon to 6:30 p.m. through August 27

- Van Asselt, 2820 S Myrtle St.

- Volunteer Park, 1400 E Galer St.

- Ballard Commons, 5701 22nd NW

- Beacon Mountain at Jefferson Park, 3901 Beacon Ave. S

- John C. Little, 6961 37th S

- Lower Judkins, 2150 S Norman St.

- Georgetown Playfield, 750 S Homer St.

- Highland Park, 1100 SW Cloverdale

- Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N

- Miller Community Center, 330 19th E

- Northacres Park, 12800 1st NE

Tacoma / Pierce County: Movie theaters, local malls and other large stores, public libraries. Pets can go to Petco, Petsmart, or Veterinary Centers of America. 

Everett / Snohomish County: Public libraries, Everett Mall, Fire District 1, Mill Creek City Hall, or senior centers. 

- Brier Library, 23303 Brier Rd., 425-483-0888

- Darrington Library, 1005 Cascade St., 360-436-1600

- Edmonds Library, 650 Main St., 425-771-1933

- Everett Mall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, 425-355-1771

- Everett Public Library Evergreen, 9512 Evergreen Way, 425-257-8250

- Everett Public Library Main Branch, 2702 Hoyt, 425-257-8000

- Everett Station Lobby, 3201 Smith Ave.

- Fire District 1, 12425 Meridian Ave. S, 425-551-1200

- Lake Stevens Senior Center, 3202 Soper Hill Rd., 425-335-0345

- Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W, 425-778-2148

- Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St., 360-658-5000

- Mill Creek City Hall, 15728 Main St., 425-745-1891

- Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way, 360-794-7851

- Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 57th Ave. W, 425-776-8722

- Mukilteo City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way, 425-263-8005

- Rose Hill Community Center, 204 Lincoln Ave., 425-263-8180

- Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave., 360-568-2898

- Stanwood Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW, 360-629-7403

- Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., 360-653-4551

- Sultan Library, 319 Main St. #100, 360-793-1695

Olympia / Thurston County: Public libraries, senior centers, First Christian Church, Tenino Quarry Swimming Pool, Yelm Public Safety Building, fire stations, and more.

- Lacey Timberland Library, 500 6th Ave. SE, 360-491-3860

- Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave. SE, 360-407-3967

- Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, 360-753-8380

- Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave. SE, 360-352-0595

- First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St. SE, 360-943-8025

- Tenino Quarry Swimming Pool, 300 W Park Ave.

- Tenino Fire District 12, 187 S Hodgden St. SE, 360-264-4116

- Tenino Timberland Library, 172 Central Ave. W, 360-264-2369

- Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St., 360-943-7790

- Tumwater Old Town Center, 215 N 2nd Ave. SW, 360-754-4160

- Yelm Timberland Library, 210 Prairie Park St., 360-458-3374

- Yelm Public Safety Building, 206 McKenzie Ave.

- McLane Black Lake Fire Station 91 & 95, 125 Delphi Rd. or 5911 Black Lake Blvd. SW on days above 90 degrees, 360-352-7288 

Kitsap County: Libraries and community centers will open to keep people cool.

- The Arc of Kitsap & Jefferson Counties, 3243 Perry Ave., 360-377-3473

- Bremerton Library, 612 5th St., 360-377-3955

- Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, 360-405-9100

- The Salvation Army, 832 6th St., 360-373-5550

- Bainbridge Island Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N, 206-842-4162

- Village Green Community Center, 11212 NE Highway 104, 360-297-1263

- Little Boston Library, 31980 Little Boston Rd. NE, 360-297-2670

- Poulsbo City Hall, 200 Moe St. NE, 360-779-3901

- Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln Rd., 360-779-2915

- Silverdale Library, 3450 NW Carlton St., 360-692-2779 

- Kitsap Mall, 10315 Silverdale Way NW, 360-698-2555

- Silverdale United Methodist Church, 9982 Silverdale Way NW, 360-692-9813

- Manchester Library, 8067 E Main St., 360-871-3921

- Port Orchard Library, 87 Sidney Ave., 360-876-2224

- Port Orchard City Hall, 216 Prospect St., 360-876-4407

Mason County: A few more cooling centers are open in Mason County.

- City of Shelton Civic Center, 525 W Cota St., 360-432-5194

- Mason County Public Works, 100 W Public Works Dr.

- HUB Center for Seniors, 111 NE Old Belfair Highway, 360-275-0535

- Fire District #6 Station 6-1, 50 E Seattle St., 360-898-4871

King County has tips for staying cool and what to do if you do go outside, including water safety tips, listed online. 

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