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City of San Antonio announces  three cooling centers will open to the public today thru Friday and extended hours for some locations

Published on Sunday, July 12, 2020

City of San Antonio announces three cooling centers will open to the public today thru Friday and extended hours for some locations

CONTACT: For members of the media, please contact:

Laura Mayes, City of San Antonio (210) 207-1337
Michelle Vigil, City of San Antonio (210) 207-8172


For questions from the general public, please contact:
COVID-19 Hotline (210) 207-5779


SAN ANTONIO (July 12, 2020) - With temperatures above 100 degrees today, the City of San Antonio will open the following three cooling centers today from 12:00PM to 7:00PM;

  • Carver Library, 3350 E. Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78220
  • Collins Garden Library, 200 N Park Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78204
  • Mission Library, 3134 Roosevelt Ave, San Antonio, TX 78214

The City of San Antonio cooling centers will open on extend hours this coming week and provide respite from the high temperatures. Cooling centers will observe COVID-19 precautions, including face coverings, screening, sanitation and social distancing guidelines. Adults over 65, children under 4, and people with existing medical conditions such as heart disease and those without access to air conditioning are at highest risk on days with high temperatures.  Drinking plenty of water and protecting oneself from the sun are critical precautions. Additionally, people should call and check on their neighbors who may be at high risk and ensure access to heat relief and hydration.

Heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are possible health effects. Warning signs of heat stroke include: red, hot, and moist or dry skin, no sweating, a strong rapid pulse or a slow weak pulse, nausea, confusion or acting strangely. If a child exhibits any of these signs, cool the child rapidly with cool water (not an ice bath) and call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

Never leave children or pets alone in vehicles. If you see a child or pet locked in a hot car or in the back of a truck, take action immediately. Jot down the car’s description (including a license plate number). Call the Police Department immediately.  If regarding a pet, call Animal Care Services at 311. Per city ordinance, both Police and Animal Care Officers have the right to break a car’s window if a child or animal is endangered inside a vehicle.                                    

Residents can call 311 for a current list of cooling centers. Residents can also contact the National Weather Service for the most current weather conditions at visit for current hourly weather. Stay tuned for further notices.


City of San Antonio Cooling Centers
Extended Hours July 13 – 17, 2020
All times noted are Monday Thru Friday. Locations open today Sunday, July 12th are noted


Site Name Address Phone Zip Code Days and Times
July 13-17
Alicia Trevino Lopez
Senior Center (District 6)
8353 Culebra Rd 210.558.0178 78251 7am – 5pm
Bazan Library 2200 WEST COMMERCE STREET 210.207.9160 78207 12pm-7pm
Bob Ross Senior Center 2219 BABCOCK ROAD 210.207.5300 78229 7am – 5pm
Carver Library 3350 COMMERCE STREET EAST 210.207.9180 78220 OPEN TODAY - Friday
Claude W.
Black/Eastside MSC
2805 East Commerce Street 210.207.5233 78202 7am – 5pm
Collins Garden Library 200 PARK BOULEVARD NORTH 210.207.9120 78204 OPEN TODAY - Friday
Copernicus Community Center 5303 Lord Rd. 210.648.1072 78220 7:30am – 5:30pm
Cortez Library 2803 HUNTER BOULEVARD 210.207.9130 78224 12pm-7pm
District 2 Senior Center
(Council District 2)
1751 S WW White Rd 210.207.5390 78220 7am – 5pm
District 5 Senior Center
(Council District 5)
2701 S Presa Street 210.207.5270 78210 7am – 5pm
Garza, Gilbert Park
Community Center
1450 Mira Vista 210.207.7275 78228 7:30am –5:30pm
Melendrez Community Center 5919 W. Commerce 210.207.3235 78237 7:30am – 5:30pm
Hamilton Community Center 10700 NACOGDOCHES ROAD 210.207.3121 78217 7:30am – 5:30pm
Johnston Library 6307 SUN VALLEY DRIVE 210.207.9240 78227 12pm-7pm
Miller’s Pond
Community Center
6175 OLD PEARSALL RD 210.623.2900 78242 7:30am –5:30pm
Mission Library 3134 ROOSEVELT 210.207.2704 78214 OPEN TODAY – Friday
Normoyle Senior Center 700 CULBERSON AVENUE 210.207.5650 78211 7am – 5pm
Northeast Senior Center 4135 Thousand Oaks Dr 210.207.4590 78217 7am – 5pm
Palm Heights
Community Center
1201 WEST MALONE AVENUE 210.207.3099 78225 7:30am –5:30pm
Pan American Library 1122 WEST PYRON 210.207.9150 78221 12pm-7pm
Ramirez Community Center 1011 GILLETTE BOULEVARD 210.921.0681 78224 7:30am –5:30pm
Schaefer Library 6322 US Hwy 87 E 210.207.9300 78222 12pm-7pm
South Side Lions
Senior Center
3303 Pecan Valley Dr 210.207.1760 78210 7am – 5pm
Southside Lions
Community Center
3100 HIAWATHA 210.207.3155 78210 7:30am –5:30pm
West End Park
Senior Center (Council District 1)
1226 NW 18th Street 210.207.1719 78207 7am – 5pm
Westfall Library 6111 ROSEDALE 210.207.9220 78201 12pm-7pm
Willie M. Cortez Senior Center 5512 W Military Dr 210.207.5294 78242 7am – 5pm

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