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Cooling Centers in Boston

City Centers Where You Can Cool Off During the Summer of 2011

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When the heat is on, Boston is here to help.

Whenever summer temperatures in the city exceed 90 degrees for three straight days, Mayor Thomas Menino and the Boston Center for Youth and Families open a number of cooling centers in the area in order to aid those most affected by the heat. Some cooling centers also include pools.

Here’s a list of cooling centers in the Boston area. Keep in mind, this list is subject to change, so be sure to visit www.cityofboston.gov/heat for the latest information.

  • Archdale Community Center 125 Brookway Rd, Roslindale 635-5256
  • BCNC (Quincy) 885 Washington St, Boston 635-5129
  • Blackstone Community Center 50 West Brookline Street, Boston 635-5162
  • Charlestown Community Center 255 Medford Street, Charlestown 635-5169
  • Cleveland Community Center 11 Charles Street, Dorchester 635-5141
  • Condon Community Center 200 D Street, South Boston 635-5100
  • Curley Community Center (L St.) 1663 Columbia Road, South Boston 635-5104
  • Gallivan Community Center 61 Woodruff Way, Mattapan 635-5252
  • Golden Age Center 382 Main Street, Charlestown 635-5175
  • Grove Hall Community Center (Burke) 51 Geneva Ave, Dorchester 635-1484
  • Hennigan Community Center 200 Heath Street, Jamaica Plain 635-5198
  • Holland Community Center 85 Olney Street, Dorchester 635-5144
  • Hyde Park Community Center 1179 River Street, Hyde Park 635-5178
  • Jackson-Mann Community Center 500 Cambridge St, Allston 635-5153
  • Mildred Avenue Community Center 5 Mildred Ave., Mattapan 635-1328
  • Nazarro Community Center 30 North Bennet Street, North End 635-5166
  • Ohrenberger Community Center 175 West Boundary Rd., West Roxbury 635-5183
  • Orchard Gardens Community Center 2 Dearborn Street, Roxbury 635-5220
  • Orient Heights Community Center 86 Boardman Street, East Boston 635-5120
  • Roche Family Community Center 1716 Centre Street, West Roxbury 635-5066
  • Roslindale Community Center 6 Cummins Highway, Roslindale 635-5185
  • Tobin Community Center 1481 Tremont St, Roxbury 635-5216
  • Tynan Community Center 650 East 4th Street, So Boston 635-5110
  • Vine Street Community Center 339 Dudley Street, Roxbury 635-1285

    BCYF Centers with Pools
  • BCNC (Quincy) 885 Washington Street, Boston 635-5129
  • Blackstone Community Center 50 West Brookline Street, Boston 635-5162
  • Charlestown Community Center 255 Medford Street, Charlestown 635-5169
  • Clougherty Pool 151 Bunker Hill St, Charlestown 635-5173
  • Condon Community Center 200 D Street, South Boston 635-5100
  • Draper Pool 5279 Washington St., West Roxbury 635-5021
  • Flaherty Pool 160 Florence Street, Roslindale, 635-5181
  • Hennigan Community Center 200 Heath Street, Jamaica Plain 635-5198
  • Holland Community Center 85 Olney Street, Dorchester 635-5144
  • Leahy-Holloran Community Center (Murphy) 1 Worrell Street, Dorchester 635-5159
  • Madison Park Community Center 55 New Dudley Street, Roxbury 635-5209
  • Mason Pool 176 Norfolk Ave, Roxbury 635-5241
  • Mildred Avenue Community Center 5 Mildred Ave., Mattapan 635-1328
  • Mirabella Pool 475R Commercial St, North End 635-1275
  • Paris Street Pool 113 Paris Street, East Boston 635-5125

Please be advised that the Draper, Flaherty, Mason, and Paris Street pools, in addition to the Madison Park Community Center, are either pool-only sites, or pool sites without air conditioning.

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