Emergency Management


Prince George's County, Maryland

Prince George’s County Announces Cooling Center Locations As Region Experiences Above Normal Temperatures


For Immediate Release: 6/18/2014 3:00 PM

Contact: Rhonda D. Jackson / 301-780-8180

35 Cooling Center Locations Where Residents Can Beat the Heat

Upper Marlboro, MD – As Prince George’s County prepares for summer heat, residents are reminded to use caution when the National Weather Service advises temperatures in excess of 90 degrees with extreme heat and humidity conditions.  The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management warns that extreme heat can be dangerous and even deadly, if citizens do not take precautionary measures to protect themselves, their families and their pets.

“As we move into the summer months, it is very important that our residents take the steps necessary to stay safe and prevent heat related illnesses,” said Ronald E. Gill Jr., Director, Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management. “Remember to minimize outdoor activity, stay hydrated and check on your neighbors, especially the elderly, to ensure that they do not fall victim to the heat.”

We are encouraging citizens who are in need of relief from the heat to visit one of our designated Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) Recreational Facility Cooling Centers.  These neighborhood facilities have been identified 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.); Weekend Hours of Operation - Residents are encouraged to call the facility to confirm hours.  All centers will offer a cooling area with seating any-time temperatures reach 90 degrees or higher.

Baden Community Center - 13601 Baden-Westwood Road, Brandywine
301-888-1500; TTY 301-203-6030

Beltsville Community Center Park - 3900 Sellman Road, Beltsville
301-937-6613; TTY 301-445-4512

Bladensburg Community Center Park - 4500 57th Avenue, Bladensburg
301-277-2124; TTY 301-445-4512; Información en español: 301-445-4509

Bowie Community Center - 3209  Stonybrook Drive, Bowie
301-464-1737; TTY 301-218-6768

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

Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Road, Laurel
301-953-7882

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

Glenn Dale Community Center Park - 11901 Glenn Dale Boulevard (Rte. 193) Glenn Dale
301-352-8983; TTY 301-218-6768

Good Luck Community Center Park - 8601 Good Luck Road, Lanham
301-552-1093; TTY 301-445-4512

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

Lake Arbor Community Center - 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville
301-333-6561; TTY 301-218-6768

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

North Forestville Community Center - 2311 Ritchie Road, Forestville
301-350-8660

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

Seat Pleasant Activity Center - 5720 Addison Road, Seat Pleasant
301-773-6685; TTY 301-218-6768

South Bowie Community Center Park - 1717 Pittsfield Lane, Bowie
301-249-1622; TTY 301-218-6768

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

Upper Marlboro Community Center - 5400 Marlboro Race Track Road, Upper Marlboro
301-627-2828; TTY 301-203-6030

Vansville Community Center - 6813 Ammendale Road, Beltsville
301-937-6621; TTY 301-445-4512

Senior centers that will be available as cooling centers are:

Camp Springs Senior Activity Center, 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs
301-449-0490 – open until 4:30 pm weekdays and closed weekends

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 Citizens 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.