Warming stations open in City facilities
Residents in the City of Dallas who need relief from the extreme cold are welcome to visit any Park and Recreation or Library facility during normal business hours for temporary relief from the cold. The City of Dallas has 43 recreation centers and 29 libraries located throughout the city.
- Library locations and hours of operation: dallaslibrary2.org/hours.php
- Recreation Center locations and hours of operation: www.dallasparks.org/160/Recreation-Centers
Managers of these warming centers will talk to people escaping the cold to determine if they need overnight shelter. If there is an overwhelming need to open up an overnight shelter the City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management will work closely with Parks and Recreation and American Red Crossstaff to identify a recreation center location and staff it. Several shelters including Union Gospel Mission, Salvation Army and Austin Street are also opening up additional space as the temperature begins to drop and allowing people to stay during the day.
For more information about how to prepare for weather emergencies visit www.DallasEmergencyManagement.com.