Cooling Centers in the Capital Region

Cooling centers are facilities where you can go to cool off during extreme heat. The New York State Department of Health collected information about seasonal cooling centers from local health departments and emergency management offices.

The complete list of cooling centers from the New York State Department of Health can be found here. A tracker map, where you can enter your address to find the cooling centers nearest you can be found here. There is also a guide to Keep Your Cool During Summer Heat.

Albany County

Cooling centers may be available only during extreme heat events. Call before you go.

  • Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany, 12205, 518-459-2711
  • Cohoes Community Center, 2240 Remsen Street, Cohoes, 12047, 518-237-7523
  • Colonie Village Hall, 2 Thunder Road, Albany, 12205, 518-218-7782
  • Memorial Town Hall, 534 Loudon Road, Newtonville, 12128, 518-783-2700
  • Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, 12110, 518-783-2700
  • William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville, 12111, 518-458-9274
  • Village of Menands Firehouse, 250 Broadway, Menands, 12204, 518-463-9494

Dutchess County

Cooling centers may be available only during extreme heat events. Call before you go.

  • Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market St, Poughkeepsie, 12601, 845-485-3445
  • Beekman Library, 11 Town Center Blvd, Hopewell Junction, 12533, 845-724-3414
  • Blodgett Memorial Library, 37 Broad St, Fishkill, 12524, 845-896-9215
  • Boardman Branch Library, 141 Boardman Rd, Poughkeepsie, 12603, 845-485-3445
  • East Fishkill Community Library, 348 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, 12533, 845-221-9943
  • Millbrook Library, 3 Friendly Lane, Millbrook, 12545, 845-677-3611
  • Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff, 12574, 845-876-2903
  • Northeast-Millerton Library, 75 Main St, Millerton, 12546, 518-789-3340
  • Pleasant Valley Library, 1584 Main St, Pleasant Valley, 12569, 845-635-8460
  • Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, 12571, 845-758-3241
  • Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, 12580, 845-889-4683
  • Stanford Free Library, 14 Creamery Rd, Stanfordville, 12581, 845-868-1341

Fulton County

Cooling centers may be available only during extreme heat events. Call before you go.

  • Gloversville Public Library, 34 W Fulton St, Gloversville, 12078, 518-725-2819
  • Johnstown Public Library, 38 S Market St, Johnstown, 12095, 518-762-8317
  • Senior Citizen Service Center of Gloversville and Fulton County, 53 Church St, Gloversville, 12078, 518-725-0923
  • Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizen Center, 109 East Main St, Johnstown, 12095, 518-762-4643

Greene County

Cooling centers may be available only during extreme heat events. Call before you go.

  • Acra Senior Center, Old Rte 23B, Acra, 12413, 518-622-9898
  • Catskill Senior Center, 15 Academy St, Catskill, 12414, 518-943-5820
  • Coxsackie Senior Center, Mansion St, Coxsackie, 12051, 518-731-8901
  • Jewett Senior Center, Rte 23C, Jewett, 12444, 518-263-4392
  • Rivertown Senior Center, 39 2nd St, Athens, 12015, 518-945-2700

Montgomery County

Cooling centers may be available only during extreme heat events. Call before you go.

  • Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd, Canajoharie, 13317, 518-673-3124
  • Earl Stock-VFW Post 3275, 30 River Street, Fort Plain, 13339, 518-993-2339
  • Fort Plain Senior Center, 204 Canal St, Fort Plain, 13339, 518-993-3432
  • Horace Inman Center, 53 Guy Park Ave, Amsterdam, 12010, 518-842-3815
  • St Johnsville Community Center & Village Hall, 16 Washington St, St Johnsville, 13452, 518-568-2221
  • Town of Glen Office Building, 7 Erie St, Fultonville, 12072, 518-853-3633

Rensselaer County

Cooling centers may be available only during extreme heat events. Call before you go.

  • Eastern Area Senior Service Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Cropseyville, 12052, 518-279-3413
  • Hoosick Falls Senior Services Center, 69 Church St, Hoosick Falls, 12090, 518-686-7561
  • Knickerbacker Ice Arena, 191 103rd St, Troy, 12180, 518-235-7761
  • Rensselaer Area Senior Service Center, East St & Herrick St, Rensselaer, 12144, 518-463-2166
  • Southern Tier Senior Service Center, 1800 E Schodack Rd, Castleton, 12033, 518-477-6581
  • Troy Area Senior Service Center, 19 3rd St, Troy, 12180, 518-270-5348

Saratoga County

Cooling centers may be available only during extreme heat events. Call before you go.

  • Clifton Park Community Center, 6 Clifton Commons Blvd, Clifton Park, 12065, 518-383-1343
  • Corinth Fire Dept, 16 Saratoga Ave, Corinth, 12822, 518-654-6789
  • Galway EMS, 2175 Galway Rd, Galway, 12074, 518-882-1234
  • Gansevoort Fire Dept, 1870 Rt 32 North, Gansevoort, 12831, 518-792-4396
  • Greenfield Community Center, 7 Wilton Rd, Greenfield Center, 12833, 518-893-7432
  • Hadley Senior Center, 23 Maple St, Hadley, 12835, 518-696-2280
  • Northumberland Town Hall, 17 Catherine St, Gansevoort, 12831, 518-792-9179
  • Saratoga Springs Indoor Rec Center, 15 Vanderbilt Ave, Saratoga Springs, 12866, 518-587-3550
  • Saratoga Springs Senior Center, 5 Williams St, Saratoga Springs, 12866, 518-584-1621
  • Shelly Park Community Center, 19 Elm Street, Gansevoort, 12831, 518-338-3858 (Open to Shelly Park Community residents only)

Schenectady County

Cooling centers may be available only during extreme heat events. Call before you go.

  • Duanesburg Area Community Center, 221 Victoria Drive, Delanson, 12053, 518-895-9500
  • Glenville Branch Library, 20 Glenridge Rd, Glenville, 12302, 518-386-2243
  • Glenville Senior Center, 32 Worden Rd, Glenville, 12302, 518-374-0734
  • Mount Pleasant Branch Library, 1026 Crane St, Schenectady, 12303, 518-386-2245
  • Niskayuna Branch Library, 2400 Nott St E, Niskayuna, 12309, 518-386-2249
  • Niskayuna Community Center, 2682 Aqueduct Rd, Niskayuna, 12309, 518-372-2519
  • Phyllis Bornt Branch Library, 948 State St, Schenectady, 12307, 518-372-4393
  • Quaker Street Branch Library, 133 Bull St, Delanson, 12053, 518-895-2719
  • Rotterdam Branch Library, 1100 N Westcott Rd, Schenectady, 12306, 518-356-3440
  • Rotterdam Town Senior Citizen’s Center, 2639 Hamburg St, Schenectady, 12303, 518-356-1561
  • Schenectady County Public Library, 99 Clinton St, Schenectady, 12305, 518-388-4500
  • Schenectady County Recreational Facility, 5 Tower Rd, Scotia, 12302, 518-384-2445
  • Scotia Branch Library, 14 Mohawk Ave, Scotia, 12302, 518-386-2247
  • Woodlawn Branch Library, 2 Sanford St, Schenectady, 12304, 518-386-2248

Warren County

Cooling centers may be available only during extreme heat events. Call before you go.

  • Aviation Mall, 578 Aviation Rd, Queensbury, 12804, 518-793-8818
  • Crandall Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, 12801, 518-792-6508

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