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For Immediate Release: 

July 6, 2016


For More Information Contact:

Rhonda D. Jackson

Public Information Officer, Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Office:  301-324-4333




25 Cooling Centers to help Residents Beat the Heat


Landover, MD – As we move into the summer season, Prince George’s County, along with the National Weather Service reminds residents that temperatures in excess of 90 degrees with extreme heat and humidity index conditions can be dangerous.  The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management in collaboration with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), encourages everyone to take precautionary measures to stay cool.  Residents in need of relief from the heat are encouraged to visit one of our designated recreational facility Cooling Centers. These neighborhood facilities have been identified in the North, South and Central parts of the County and are open to all County residents.  In addition, residents are encouraged to seek relief in other air-conditioned facilities such as theatres, shopping malls, grocery stores or libraries.


The following permanent Cooling Center Locations will be open to the General Public: Weekday Hours of Operation (10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.); During weekend hours, residents are encouraged to call the facility to confirm hours of operation.  All centers will offer a cooling area with seating anytime temperatures reach 90 degrees or higher.


Baden Community Center - 13601 Baden-Westwood Road, Brandywine

301-888-1500; TTY 301-203-6030


Bladensburg Community Center Park - 4500 57th Avenue, Bladensburg

301-277-2124; TTY 301-445-4512; Información en español: 301-445-4509


Cedar Heights Community Center Park - 1200 Glen Willow Drive, Seat Pleasant

301-773-8881; TTY 301-218-6768


College Park Community Center Park and Soccer Complex - 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park

301-441-2647; TTY 301-445-4512


Glassmanor Community Center Park - 1101 Marcy Avenue, Oxon Hill

301-567-6033; TTY 301-203-6030


Glenarden / Theresa Banks Complex - 8615 McLain Avenue, Glenarden

301-772-3151; TTY 301-218-6768


Hillcrest Heights Community Center Park - 2300 Oxon Run Drive,

Temple Hills 301-505-0897


John E. Howard Community Center Park - 4400 Shell Street, Capitol Heights

301-735-3340; TTY 301-218-6768


Kentland Community Center Park - 2411 Pinebrook Avenue, Landover

301-386-2278; TTY 301-445-4512


Langley Park Community Center - 1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville

301-445-4508; TTY 301-445-4512


Largo/Perrywood/Kettering Community Park School Center - 431 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro

301-390-8390; TTY 301-218-6768


Marlow Heights Community Center Park - 2800 St. Clair Drive, Marlow Heights

301-423-0505; TTY 301-203-6030


North Brentwood Community Center Park - 4012 Webster Street, North Brentwood

301-864-0756; TTY 301-445-4512


Oakcrest Community Park School Center - 1300 Capitol Heights Boulevard, Capitol Heights

301-736-5355; TTY 301-218-6768


Patuxent Community Center - 4410 Bishopmill Drive, Upper Marlboro

301-780-7577; TTY 301-203-6030


Peppermill Village Community Center Park - 610 Hill Road, Landover

301-350-8410; TTY 301-218-6768


Prince George's Plaza Community Center - 6600 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville

301-864-1611; TTY 301-445-4512


Rollingcrest/Chillum Community Center Park - 6120 Sargent Road, Chillum

301-853-2005; TTY 301-445-4512


Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex - 7007 Bock Road, Fort Washington

301-749-4160, TTY 301-203-6030


Suitland Community Park School Center - 5600 Regency Lane, Forestville

301-736-3518; TTY 301-203-6030


Temple Hills Community Center Park - 5300 Temple Hill Road, Temple Hills

301-894-6616; TTY 301-203-6030


Vansville Community Center - 6813 Ammendale Road, Beltsville

301-937-6621; TTY 301-445-4512


The following Senior Centers will be available as cooling centers:


Camp Springs Senior Activity Center, 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs

301-449-0490 – open until 4:30 pm weekdays; Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Closed Sundays


Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road, Laurel

301-206-3350 – closed Sundays


John E. Howard Senior Activity Center, 4400 Shell Street, Capitol Heights

301-735-2400 – open until 3:30 pm weekdays and closed weekends


Senior residents and their families are also encouraged to contact the Prince George’s County Department of Family Services Administration on Aging at (301) 265-8450 for information and/or assistance.


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