Cooling Centers

In Dayton, the city is designating its recreation centers as “cooling centers” during regular business hours (6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.): 

    * Greater Dayton Recreation Center, 2021 W. Third St. 

    * Lohrey Recreation Center and Belmont Pool, 2366 Glenarm Ave. 

    * Northwest Recreation Center, 1600 Princeton Dr. 

 

The Greater Dayton RTA also opens its transit centers as cooling centers during normal business hours: 

    * South: 2730 Lyons Rd. 

    * North: 2075 Shiloh Springs Rd. 

    * West: Westown Shopping Center 

    * East: Eastown Shopping Center 

    * Downtown: Wright Stop Plaza, 4 S. Main St. 

 

Other cooling center locations include: 

    * Kettering Recreation Center, 2600 Glenngary Dr. (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) 

    * Moraine Payne Recreation Center, 3800 Main St. (closes at 9:00 p.m.) 

    * Moraine Civic Center, 3050 Kreitzer Rd. (closes at 8:00 p.m.) 

    * Vandalia Recreation Center, 1111 Stonequarry Rd. (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) 

    * The Vandalia Senior Citizens Center, 21 Tionda Dr. South, is a secondary cooling center and is open on a walk-in basis until 4:00 p.m.

***Vandalia residents who need assistance in getting to one of the cooling centers can call 898-2261. 

     * Washington Township Recreation Center, 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. (Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.;

Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

***Residents who need transportation should call 433-7661. 

      *Oakwood Community Center, 105 Patterson Rd. (open until 9:00 p.m.).  Oakwood resident who need transportation can call 298-2122. 

       *Farmersville Fire Station, 207 North Elm St. (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)  Anyone needing a ride can call 696-2863. 

 

 In extreme heat remember to do the following: 

    * Check on elderly family members and neighbors and other at-risk individuals.

     * Use air conditioners or spend time in air-conditioned locations, such as malls or libraries. 

    * Use portable electric fans to exhaust hot air from rooms or draw in cooler air. 

    * Take a cool bath or shower. 

    * Minimize direct exposure to the sun. 

    * Stay hydrated – regularly drink water and other non-alcoholic fluids. 

    * Eat light, cool, easy-to-digest foods, such as fruits or salads. 

    * Wear loose fitting, light-colored clothes. 

    * Know the symptoms of excessive heat exposure and the appropriate responses.

 

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