City Opens Cooling Centers

In response to this weekend’s projected heat wave, the City is opening cooling centers through Sunday. Details from the City announcement are below. Ridesharing company Lyft is also offering discounted rides to and from the cooling centers for those who need transportation assistance.


City to Activate Cooling Centers This Weekend

UPDATE: Cooling centers will now be open on Sunday as well.

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 18, 2019) With an Excessive Heat Watch in effect in Pittsburgh starting at noon tomorrow, a select number of Citiparks Healthy Active Living Centers will serve as cooling centers from Friday through Sunday.

Healthy Active Living (Senior Community) Centers:

HOURS:          Friday, July 19: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


  • Greenfield Healthy Active Living (Senior) Center, 745 Greenfield Avenue  412.422.6551
  • Homewood Healthy Active Living (Senior) Center, 7321 Frankstown Avenue  412.244.4190
  • West End Healthy Active Living (Senior) Center, 80 Wabash Avenue  412.937.3068

Outdoor swimming pools are open, weather permitting. A list of outdoor pools can be found here.

Spray Parks are also open daily, weather permitting. A list of spray park facilities can be found here.