City extends activation of Cooling Centers; Residents urged to stay safe as heat wave continues

City officials say that with triple-digit temperatures forecasted to continue, they is extending the activation of the City’s cooling centers through Sunday, June 27. 

Health and emergency officials once again urge the community, especially senior residents, to stay as cool as possible in order to avoid heat-related illnesses.

The cooling centers are a collaboration between the El Paso Office of Emergency Management, the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation and the Extreme Weather Task Force.

The use of face masks is strongly encouraged. For more information about heat safety, visit

The free cooling stations are located at:

  • Galatzan Rec Center, 650 Wallenberg Dr. (Districts 1 and 8)
  • Memorial Park Senior Center, 1800 Byron St. (District 2)
  • Veterans Rec Center, 5301 Salem Dr. (District 4)
  • Chamizal Rec Center,2101 Cypress Ave. (District 8)
  • Gary Del Palacio Rec Center, 3001 Parkwood St. (District 3 and 7)
  • Valle Bajo Community Center, 7380 Alameda Ave. (District 3 and 7)
  • Marty Robbins Rec Center, 11620 Vista del Sol Dr. (Districts 5, 6 and 7)

The cooling stations are open on the following schedules:

  • Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.