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Cooling Centers – Clark County

The NWS has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for our Region beginning Wednesday August 11th and running through Saturday August 14th.

Residents who do not have access to cool places are encouraged to visit a center to avoid the heat and relax.

We’ve identified multiple cooling centers throughout the county for members of the public. These centers are open when temperatures are dangerously warm.

Due to COVID-19, please be advised that wearing a face covering WILL be required at cooling center locations.

Below is a known list of places open for individuals and families to cool down, We’ve also plotted them on a map to help you find the location closest to you:

In Vancouver

Vancouver Library

901 C St. Vancouver (On 2, 30, 60, 71, 105. 25,32,and 37 C-Tran Routes)

  • Monday – Thursday 9 am – 8pm
  • Friday – Sunday 10 am – 6pm

Air Conditioning, Seating, Water, Restrooms, Service animals allowed. Well-behaved pets on leashes or in carriers will be allowed in the Atrium and Columbia Room.

Three Creeks Community Library

800-C NE Tenney Rd, Vancouver (on #9 C-Tran Route)

  • Monday – Thursday 9 am – 7 pm
  • Friday and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

Air Conditioning, Seating, Water, Restrooms, Pets Allowed, Play Sprinkler

Cascade Park Library

600 NE 136th Ave.

  • Monday- Thursday 9 am-8pm
  • Friday and Saturday 9 am-6pm

Air Conditioning, Seating, Water, Restrooms, Pets Allowed, Water Bottle Filling Station

Vancouver Mall Library

Vancouver Mall, Suite 285 Vancouver ( C-Tran Vancouver Mall Transit Center)

  • Monday – Thursday 10 am – 7 pm
  • Friday and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

Air Conditioning, Seating

Mill Plain United Methodist Church

15804 SE Mill Plain Blvd (On the 37 C-Tran Bus Line)

  • Wed – Sat – 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Air Conditioning, Seating, Water, Snacks, Restrooms, Pets Allowed (Leashed or Kenneled)

Orchards Seventh Day Adventist

6415 NE 102nd Ave, Vancouver, Wa (On the 72 C-Tran Bus Route)

  • Wednesday – Friday 2 pm – 6 pm

Air Conditioning, Water, Snacks, Restrooms

St Joseph’s Catholic Parish

400 S Andresen Road, Vancouver, WA (On the 32 C-Tran Route Evergreen and Andresen Stop)

  • Wed- Friday – 3:30 pm – 8 pm

Air Conditioning, Seating, Water, Snacks, Restrooms, Pets Allowed

St Paul’s Church

1309 Franklin Ave, Vancouver (On 37 or 25 C- Tran Routes)

  • Wednesday – 1 pm – 7 pm
  • Thursday and Friday – 11 am – 7 pm

Air Conditioning, Seating, Water, Restrooms. Church Sanctuary space will be used. Masks required and available for those who need.

Living Hope Church

2711 NE Andresen Rd, Vancouver, WA 98661 (On the 32, 30 and 190 C-Tran bus lines)

  • Wed – Fri – 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

They will be offering water, snacks, AC, and lots of love in a comfy area. Will also be accepting pets

In Battle Ground

Battle Ground Library

1207 SE 8th Way

  • Monday – Thursday 9 am-7 pm
  • Friday and Saturday 10 am -6 pm

Air Conditioning, Seating, Water, Restrooms

In Washougal

Washougal Community Center

1681 C Street, Washougal WA 98671 ( On 92 C-Tran Route)

  • Wednesday Aug 11- Friday Aug 13th – 2 pm – 8 pm

Air Conditioning, Seating, Water, Snacks and Restrooms available

Washougal Community Library

1661 C Street, Washougal WA 98671 ( On 92 C-Tran Route)

  • Monday – Saturday 10 am -6 pm

Air Conditioning, Seating, Water, Restrooms

In La Center

La Center Community Library

1411 NE Lockwood Creek Road, La Center

  • Thursday – 10 am – 7 pm
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – 10 am – 6 pm

In Ridgefield

Ridgefield Community Library

210 N Main Avenue, Ridgefield, WA (C-Tran Connector stop is a 1/2 block away)

  • Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
  • Tuesday, and Wednesday 10-7pm

In Camas

Camas Public Library

625 NE 4th Avenue, Camas

  • Monday – Wednesday 10 am – 8 pm
  • Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

In Yacolt

Yacolt Library Express

Old Yacolt Town Hall ~ 105 E Yacolt Road

  • Monday – Thursday 9 am – 8 pm
  • Friday – Sunday 10 am 6 pm

In Woodland

Woodland Community Library

770 Park Street, Woodland ( CAP Limited Service www.lowercolumbiacap.org/get-help/transportation/ )

  • Monday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

Air Conditioning, Seating, Water, Restrooms

Cooling Spaces: no referral needed:

  • Esther Short Park: 605 Esther Street, Vancouver
  • Marshall Park: 1069 E McLoughlin Blvd, Vancouver
  • Marine Park Boat Launch: 4501 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver
  • Leroy Haagen Memorial Park: NE 9th St, Vancouver
  • Devine Park @ Burnt Bridge
  • Vancouver Waterfront Park/Portland Loos (24/7): 695 Waterfront Way
  • Ballfields by the old Vancouver Public Library on Mill Plain (also free WiFi signal there)

Public Restrooms Open Dawn to Dusk

For more information on safely staying cool please check out the CRESA PNW warm weather guide Clark County Public Health and at Public Alerts

Thank you to Clark County Public Health, Fort Vancouver Regional Library, and the Council for the Homeless in partnership with Clark County, the City of Battle Ground, City of Camas, City of Ridgefield, City of La Center, City of Vancouver, City of Washougal, and town of Yacolt to help us coordinate locations throughout Clark County.

Clark County

Public Alert Link

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