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It’s Summertime, and it can get hot outside.  Right now, however, it’s extremely HOT!

Friday and Saturday in Northeast Ohio is where the heat index is going to be over 100 degrees, meaning it will feel a lot more hotter than the actual temperatures.

Luckily, the cities of both Akron and Cleveland have opened up cooling centers for residents and visitors in need of places to stay out of the excessive heat that will cause health issues for those who are unequipped and unable to handle the current weather conditions.

Here are the following places in Akron that are open, according to

Lawton Street Community Center

1225 Lawton Street

Akron, OH 44320


Mason Park Community Center

700 E. Exchange Street

Akron, OH 44306


Patterson Park Community Center

800 Patterson Avenue

Akron, OH 44310


Summit Lake Community Center

380 W. Crosier Street

Akron, OH 44311

For Cleveland, here is a list, according to

Lonnie Burten

2511 East 46th St.

Cleveland, OH 44104

(216) 664-4139

Zelma George

3155 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Cleveland, OH 44104

(216) 420-8800

Thurgood Marshall

8611 Hough Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44106

(216) 664-4045


2335 E. 82nd

Cleveland, OH 44104

(216) 664-4142

Earle B. Turner

11300 Miles Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44105

(216) 420-8358

Michael Zone

6301 Lorain Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44102

(216) 664-3373


1910 West Blvd.

Cleveland, OH 44120

(216) 664-4137


680 E. 113th St.

Cleveland, OH 44108

(216) 664-2516

Hours of operation will vary, so it better to call the numbers provided before you head out.

There are more cities across the Cleveland and Akron area with cooling centers open, and if you would like to see a complete list, click here.


Article Courtesy of WJW Fox 8 News Cleveland

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