Cooling Centers In Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – With temperatures in the Boston area set to approach 100 degrees, Mayor Tom Menino’s office released a list of cooling centers and pools available for public use during a heat emergency.

Updated June 2012

BCYF COOLING CENTERS:

Name Location Phone #
Archdale Community Center 125 Brookway Rd, Roslindale 635-5256
Quincy Community Center 885 Washington St, Boston 635-5129
Blackstone Community Center 50 West Brookline Street, Boston 635-5162
Charlestown Community Center 255 Medford Street, Charlestown 635-5169
Cleveland Community Center 11 Charles Street, Dorchester 635-5141
Condon Community Center 200 D Street, South Boston 635-5100
Curley Community Center (L St.) 1663 Columbia Road, South Boston 635-5104
Gallivan Community Center 61 Woodruff Way, Mattapan 635-5252
Golden Age Center 382 Main Street, Charlestown 635-5175
Grove Hall CC (Burke) 51 Geneva Ave, Dorchester 635-1484
Hennigan Community Center 200 Heath Street, Jamaica Plain 635-5198
Holland Community Center 85 Olney Street, Dorchester 635-5144
Hyde Park Community Center 1179 River Street, Hyde Park 635-5178
Jackson-Mann Community Center 500 Cambridge St, Allston 635-5153
Mildred Avenue Community Center 5 Mildred Ave., Mattapan 635-1328
Nazarro Community Center 30 North Bennet Street, North End 635-5166
Ohrenberger Comm. Center 175 West Boundary Rd., West Roxbury 635-5183
Orchard Gardens Community Center 2 Dearborn Street, Roxbury 635-5220
Orient Heights Comm. Center 86 Boardman Street, East Boston 635-5120
Roche Family Comm. Center 1716 Centre Street, West Roxbury 635-5066
Roslindale Community Center 6 Cummins Highway, Roslindale 635-5185
Tobin Community Center 1481 Tremont St, Roxbury 635-5216
Tynan Community Center 650 East 4th Street, So Boston 635-5110
Vine Street Community Center 339 Dudley Street, Roxbury 635-1285

BCYF CENTERS WITH POOLS:

Name Location Phone #
BCNC (Quincy) 885 Washington Street, Boston 635-5129
Blackstone Community Center 50 West Brookline Street, Boston 635-5162
Charlestown Community Center 255 Medford Street, Charlestown 635-5169
Clougherty Pool 151 Bunker Hill St, Charlestown 635-5173
Condon Community Center 200 D Street, South Boston 635-5100
Curtis Hall 20 South Street, Jamaica Plain 635-5193
*Draper Pool 5279 Washington St., West Roxbury 635-5021
*Flaherty Pool 160 Florence Street, Roslindale 635-5181
Hennigan Community Center 200 Heath Street, Jamaica Plain 635-5198
Holland Community Center 85 Olney Street, Dorchester 635-5144
Leahy-Holloran CC (Murphy) 1 Worrell Street, Dorchester 635-5159
*Madison Park Comm. Center 55 New Dudley Street, Roxbury 635-5209
*Mason Pool 176 Norfolk Ave, Roxbury 635-5241
Mildred Avenue Community Center 5 Mildred Ave., Mattapan 635-1328
Mirabella Pool 475R Commercial Street, North End 635-1275
*Paris Street Pool 113 Paris Street, East Boston 635-5125
Perkins Community Center 155 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester 635-5146
Shellburne Community Center 2730 Washington Street, Roxbury 635-5213

* Are either Pool Only Sites or Pool Sites without air-conditioning.

For questions about heat-related city services, residents should call the Mayor’s 24-Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500. Comprehensive heat safety tips and resources are available on the city website at www.cityofboston.gov/heat.

Comments

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  1. Donna Popkin says:

    COOLING CENTER FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
    Please let Billerica senior citizens know that they can
    Beat the Heat by visiting the air conditioned
    Senior Center. We’ve extended our operating hours:
    Thursday, July 21 – 8:30a.m. to 8p.m.; Friday, July 22 – 8:30a.m. to 8p.m. and Saturday, July 23, 9a.m. to 6p.m.
    Seniors from neighboring towns are welcome.

  2. Janice Paulsen says:

    Why are most of the centers in Roxbury and
    Dorchester? What about seniors who live downtown and in Chinatown and on Beacon Hill? Where are the cooling centers for the central area? Why are they not listed – or are intown seniors expected to know them without a listing? I would like it if City Hall were to pay as much attention to us downtowners as it does to those out in the neighborhoods. There are at least eight senior citizens housing buildings in the downtown area, which represents a considerable number of population. We are never invited to the Mayor’s picnics or other events, and now during this heat wave there is no list of cooling centers or local pools.

    1. Janet says:

      Janice,

      I don’t live in Boston but looking at the list, there is one cooling center in the North End, one in Chinatown and one in the South End. Downtowners are not being excluded.

      The news this morning mentioned the cooling centers and to call the station for more information for those who have do not use computers.

      The reality is that people who can afford to live on Beacon Hill are rich enough to afford air conditioning and don’t want that kind of facility in their neighborhood anyway. Most of the cooling centers are community centers and again Beacon Hill has protected status,

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