With an excessive heat watch in effect starting today and continuing through the weekend, the Chicago Park District is reminding residents and visitors to take extra precautions and to stay informed about weather-related conditions.  The Park District has announced that 36 park locations are available to the public as cooling centers.

The cooling centers will be open under normal park location operating hours, unless otherwise posted.

Operating hours for each cooling center location can be obtained by calling the individual park or visiting https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks-facilities/cooling-centers.

Chicago’s beaches and pools are open this weekend to provide relief from the heat.  Check www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/beaches for updates on water conditions.

The full list of Chicago Park District cooling centers below:

Park Name Address
Ada Park                           11250 S. Ada
Archer Park 4901 S. Kilbourn
Brainerd Park                           1246 W. 92nd
Brooks Park 7100 N. Harlem
Columbus Park 500 S. Central Park
Davis Square 4430 S. Marshfield
Douglas Park 1401 S. Sacramento
Ellis Park                           3520 S. Cottage
Fernwood Park                           10436 S. Wallace
Fosco Park 1312 S. Racine
Harrison Park 1824 S. Wood
Hayes Park  2936 W. 85th
Homan Square Park 3559 W. Arthington
Jackson Park 6401 S. Stoney Island
Jesse White Center 410 W. Chicago
Jesse Owens                          2032 W. 88th
Lindblom Park                           6054 S. Damen
Marquette Park 6734 S. Kedzie
McGuane Park 2901 S. Popular
McFetridge 3843 N. California
Mozart Park 2036 N. Avers
Mt. Greenwood Park 3721 W. 111th
Nash Community Center 1833 E. 71st
Ogden Park 6500 S. Racine
Ping Tom Park 1700 S. Wentworth
Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers
Rowan Park                           11546 S. Avenue L
Scottsdale Park * 4637 W. 83rd
Sheridan Park 910 S. Aberdeen
Smith Park 2526 W. Grand
South Shore Cultural Center 7059 S. South Shore
Taylor-Lauridsen               647 W. Root
Vittum Park 5010 W. 50th
Warren 6601 N. Western
Washington Park 5531 S. King Drive
West Lawn Park 4233 W. 65th


More information available at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or by calling (312)742-PLAY (7529).