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City of Detroit Lists Public Cooling Stations Amid ‘Heat Dome’

Photo: Ryan Garza ~ USA TODAY NETWORK

DETROIT, June 18, 2024 ~ A “heat dome” will bring Michigan temperatures into the high 90s throughout the week, so the Detroit Health Department is collaborating with Detroit Recreation Centers and Detroit Public Library branches to open cooling centers.

City recreation centers are open as follows:

  • Adams Butzel Complex, 10500 Lyndon (M-F, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; closed Saturday)
  • Butzel Family Center, 7737 Kercheval Avenue (M-F, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
  • Clemente Recreation Center, 2631 Bagley (M-F, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
  • Farwell Recreation Center, 2711 E. Outer Dr. (M-F, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; closed Saturday)
  • Lasky Recreation Center, 13200 Fenelon (M-F, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.; closed Saturday)
  • Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers (M-F, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
  • Patton Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere (M-F, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; closed Saturday)
  • Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 S. Fort (M-F, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; closed Saturday)
  • Crowell Recreation Center, 16630 Lahser (M-F, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; closed Saturday)
  • Heilmann Recreation Center, 19601 Crusade (M-F, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; closed Saturday)


June 18, 2024 ~ WDIV Meteorologist Emeritus Paul Gross joins Guy Gordon, Lloyd Jackson, and Jamie Edmonds to discuss the scorching heat wave gripping the nation, dissecting the phenomenon of heat domes and urban heat islands. Gross offers insights on the risks of leaving kids or pets in hot cars, shares tips for staying cool, and explains how climate change is intensifying storms and shifting tornado patterns.

June 18, 2024 ~ Brian Calka, vice president of distribution operations at DTE Energy, joins Guy Gordon, Lloyd Jackson, and Jamie Edmonds to discuss DTE’s strategies to beat the heat and save customers money! These include time-of-day rates and proactive system measures to keep the power grid stable during high temperatures.

(CONTINUED) All Detroit Public Library locations will be open during their normal operating hours for residents to stay cool. Check the website for details about hours of operation at individual locations at detroitpubliclibrary.org/locations.

It is going to be extremely hot, and we want everyone in the city of Detroit to have a safe place to go to get some relief,” said Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair Razo in a press release. “The Detroit Health Department is working closely with the Parks and Recreation Division and Public Library branches to ensure safe, accessible cooling centers are available in neighborhoods across the city. I am asking everyone to take extra precautions, especially those who are most vulnerable. Please check in on your loved ones and neighbors, and don’t forget about pets.

The Detroit Health Department recommends the following to stay safe during times of extremely high temperatures: drink more water, limit outside activities during the hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and be on the lookout for signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, such as nausea, confusion, rapid or slowed heart rate.