Indy cooling centers open to help with extreme heat | ICIN

To help residents stay cool, 17 splash pads and 10 family centers can act as cooling centers.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis leaders are encouraging people to take extra safety measures with the extreme heat. 

“Just make sure that our kids are taking breaks and staying hydrated and getting under the shade with some regularity. Avoid strenuous work outside,” Mayor Joe Hogsett said.

To help residents stay cool, 17 splash pads and 10 family centers can act as cooling centers.

Indy Parks Cooling Centers: 

  • Bethel Park Family Center, 2850 Bethel Avenue, M-F 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Brookside Park Family Center, 3500 Brookside Parkway South Drive, M-F 12 – 8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Christian Park Family Center, 4200 English Avenue, M-F 12 – 8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Garfield Park Burrello Family Center, 2345 Pagoda Drive, M-F 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Municipal Gardens Family Center, 1831 Lafayette Road, M&W 12 – 8 p.m., Tu&Th 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri 2 – 8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Riverside Park Family Center, 2420 North Riverside East Drive, M-F 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thatcher Park Family Center, 4649 West Vermont Street, M,W,F 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Tu&Th 1 – 8 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Washington Park Family Center, 3130 East 30th Street, M-F 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Watkins Park Family Center, 2360 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Street, M-F 12 – 8 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Windsor Village Family Center, 6510 East 25th Street, M-F 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Splash Pads:

Open 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

*Open 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

  • *Arsenal Park: 1400 E 46th St.
  • Bel Aire Park: 2901 W Mooresville Rd.
  • Bertha Ross Park: 3700 N Clifton Ave.
  • Carson Park: 5400 S High School Rd.
  • Christian Park: 4200 English Ave.
  • Clayton LaSalle: 401 S LaSalle St.
  • Grassy Creek: 10510 E 30th St.
  • Haughville Park: 520 N Belleview Pl.
  • Holliday Park: 6363 Spring Mill Dr.
  • Jake Greene Park: 1700 Franklin Rd.
  • Municipal Gardens: 1831 N Lafayette Rd.
  • Riverwood Park: 7201 Crittenden Ave.
  • Stout Field Park: 3820 W Bradbury Rd.
  • Wes Montgomery: 3400 N Hawthrone Ln.
  • Wildwood Park: 8100 Southeastern Ave.
  • Willard Park: 1901 Washington St.
  • *Windsor Village: 6510 E 25th St.

Any Marion County resident can sign up for free pool access at six area pools. 

Pools open:

Open Wednesday-Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Bethel Park, 2850 Bethel Ave
  • Frederick Douglass Park, 1616 E 25th St
  • Garfield Park, 2345 Pagoda Dr
  • Perry Park, 451 E Stop 11 Rd
  • *Thatcher Park, 4649 W Vermont St
  • Willard Park, 1901 Washington St

Other precautions:

  • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water.
  • Check on relatives and neighbors, especially the elderly and those without access to air conditioning.
  • Avoid strenuous outdoor activities, if you must be outside take frequent breaks in a shaded or air-conditioned area if possible.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat stroke and seek medical attention if symptoms occur, call 911 if you need assistance.
  • Look before you lock! Pay special attention when locking up vehicles to ensure no children or pets are left inside. Temperatures inside a car can become lethal in a matter of minutes. It is easy to become distracted and forget others are in the vehicle.
  • Bring pets indoors and ensure they have plenty of water to drink.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on HVAC units such as replacing filters to reduce strain on the units. Also raising the setting on your thermostat, a couple degrees can help reduce strain on the unit and lower power consumption.

People in need of non-emergency resources or shelters can call 2-1-1. 

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