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Heat-relief and cooling stations around the Phoenix area

Posted at 8:32 AM, Jun 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-02 19:26:52-04

PHOENIX — Dangerous heat is becoming a more common occurrence around the Valley, but there are resources to keep you safe and healthy.

Each summer, the Maricopa Association of Governments provides a list and interactive map of heat relief and cooling stations. These locations include Salvation Army, city amenities, health care centers, churches, and more offering bottled water, shelter and other resources.

Take a look at the map below for Valley heat relief stations, cooling centers, and hydration stations, according to the Maricopa Association of Governments.

Some are only open when Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect and hours are subject to change.

Certain locations also accept donations of water and other items.

In preparation for 110º+ heat in the Valley, the Salvation Army is setting up heat relief stations from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3-4 and on any day the National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, excluding federal holidays, listed below:

Apache Junction – Apache Junction Corps Community Center, 605 E. Broadway Ave.

Avondale – Estrella Mountain Corps Community Center, 11 N. Third Ave.

Chandler – Chandler Corps Community Center, 85 E. Saragosa St.

Glendale – Glendale Corps Community Center, 6010 W. Northern Ave.

Mesa – Mesa Corps Community Center, 241 E. Sixth St.


  • Phoenix Citadel Corps Community Center, 628 N. Third Ave.
  • Phoenix Maryvale Corps Community Center, 4318 W. Clarendon Ave.
  • Ray & Joan Kroc Center Phoenix, 1375 E. Broadway Road
  • Phoenix Family Services Office, 2707 E. Van Buren St., Bldg. 2

Surprise – North West Valley Corps Community Center, 17420 N. Avenue of the Arts Blvd.

Tempe – Tempe Corps Community Center, 40 E. University Drive

The year 2020 was the deadliest on record for heat-related causes in Arizona with 520 recorded statewide, including 323 in Maricopa County.

A report released by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health found a 62% increase in heat-related deaths over 2019.