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Cooling Centers in KLCC's Listening Area

Karen Richards

With the extreme heat forecast in our region Thursday through Saturday, counties and cities have designated areas where the public can cool off. Here is a list for our listeners. It will be updated as we get more information.


Lane County



The Downtown Library is a designated cooling site and is open 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 30, and Saturday, July 31. Both Sheldon and Bethel branches are open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Regular services are available.

Hilyard Community Center: is a designated cooling site and is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, and Friday, July 30. Due to ongoing programming, there is limited capacity in the lobby.

Community Centers are open for regular hours:

  • Amazon and Petersen Barn: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

  • Hilyard Community Center: 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

  • Sheldon Community Center: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

  • Campbell Community Center: 8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday



Springfield City Hall (225 5th St.): 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Water misters and Springfield Utility Board's water bottle filling station are available below City Hall as well. 

Bob Keefer Center (250 S. 32nd St.): 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Lobby is available for free drop-in use.

Willamalane Adult Activity Center (215 W. C St.): 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Lobby is available for free drop-in use.

Cottage Grove

City Hall Lobby (400 Main St.) 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Thursday-Friday


Veneta Community Pool (25190 E Broadway Ave): 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.



City Hall (48318 E 1st St): 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Credit Oregon Health Authority



Benton County


Alsea Community Library

19192 Alsea Hwy, Alsea


  • Thursday 2 p.m.–8 p.m.

  • Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.



Corvallis Community Center

2601 NW Tyler Ave, Corvallis


  • Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Corvallis-Benton Community Library
645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis


  • Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

  • Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.



Monroe Community Library

380 N 5th Street, Monroe


  • Thursday 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Saturday 12 p.m.–3 p.m.

Monroe Arts Association
175 S 5th Street, Monroe


  • Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.



Philomath Fire Department

1035 Main Street, Philomath


  • Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Philomath Community Library
1050 Applegate, Philomath


  • Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Linn County

Deschutes County

Douglas County

Roseburg Senior Center (1614 SE Stephens St,) Thursday and Friday 11-7

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.