Cooling options

Scroll down to find options for places that can provide relief from the summer heat.

In a normal year, about 175 Americans die of complications from overheating.

Young children, senior citizens and people who are sick or overweight are most vulnerable. Start by being informed about heat alerts, issued by the National Weather Service and publicized by local news media. When the weather gets hot, it’s important to stay cool by staying indoors in air-conditioned buildings.

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Cooling options map

To assist in escaping the heat, view our map that shows cool options throughout Hennepin County including locations to Salvation Army buildings, libraries, recreation centers, movie theaters, and shopping malls.

Some community or recreation centers may require a fee, or have restricted use and/or limited hours. Always call in advance to inquire.

Open the map for your mobile phone. Please be aware the web map may take a few seconds to load in mobile devices.

Map instructions

  • To zoom in/out, use the +/- buttons or mouse wheel. Or, zoom to a location by entering an address, city and zip code.
  • To pan across the map, hold down the left mouse button and move the map.
  • Change the map style by clicking on "Basemap."
  • Display contact information and possible photos by clicking on a beach in the map.

Click on the arrows in the upper left corner of the map to display a legend of facilities.

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