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Clark County Cooling Center Locations


The NWS has shared that our first heat wave of the season is expected this weekend for our Region

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 may 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:

Please click on the map for more details of each location.

In Vancouver

Marshall/Luepke Community Center

1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98663

  • Monday-Friday – 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday – CLOSED

Vancouver Community Library

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

  • Sunday – Mon 10 am – 6 pm
  • Tuesday – Thursday 9 am – 7 pm

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 11 am – 6 pm

Air Conditioning, Seating

Firstenburg Community Center

700 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684

(Please be aware this building is not air conditioned, due to LEED certification and many doors opening frequently, but is an option for respite from the extreme heat)

  • Monday-Friday – 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday – CLOSED

Water Resources Education Center

4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661

  • Monday through Friday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday – CLOSED
  • Sunday – CLOSED

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 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

  • Monday – Saturday – 10 am – 6 pm

In Ridgefield

Ridgefield Community Library

210 N Main Avenue, Ridgefield, WA (C-Tran’s The Current on-demand service: https://www.c-tran.com/thecurrent.)

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

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 – 1 pm
  • Tuesday – 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday – 9 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday – 10 am 6 pm

Yale Valley Community Library

  • Sunday – 10 am – 6 pm
  • Tuesday – Thursday – 9 am -7 pm
  • Friday – Saturday – 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)
  • Vancouver Mall
  • Movie Theaters

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.

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