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Cooling Centers in KLCC's Listening Area

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Karen Richards
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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

 

Eugene

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

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

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

 

Oakridge

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

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Benton County

Alsea

Alsea Community Library

19192 Alsea Hwy, Alsea

Hours:

  • Thursday 2 p.m.–8 p.m.

  • Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

Corvallis

Corvallis Community Center

2601 NW Tyler Ave, Corvallis

Hours:

  • Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Corvallis-Benton Community Library
645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis

Hours:  

  • Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

  • Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

Monroe

Monroe Community Library

380 N 5th Street, Monroe

Hours:

  • Thursday 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Saturday 12 p.m.–3 p.m.

Monroe Arts Association
175 S 5th Street, Monroe

Hours:

  • Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Philomath

Philomath Fire Department

1035 Main Street, Philomath

Hours:

  • Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Philomath Community Library
1050 Applegate, Philomath

Hours:

  • 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.