Seattle is experiencing a record breaking heatwave, find shelter from the heat here:
24/7 Emergency Shelter at Seattle Center
Beginning Saturday, Seattle’s Human Services Department will open a 24-hour cooling shelter at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion to give people experiencing homelessness a place to escape the heat. Officials said Thursday that the shelter, staffed by the Salvation Army, will run in addition to the existing one at Exhibition Hall, with enough space for an extra 73 people. The shelter will be open from Saturday morning through Tuesday morning and will provide each guest with meals.
In addition to the Seattle Center space, the city and its outreach partners will deploy for welfare checks, handing out water and other supplies for unsheltered people. In North Seattle, the Lake City Community Center will be open for extended hours on Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Other days centers include:
Community Drop-In Center (Seattle Indian Center), 1265 S Main St suite 105
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Monday – Friday/ 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday – Sunday (NEW EXTENDED HOURS)
The city is also using its Aging and Disability Services team to check in on older adults and distribute fans. Two senior centers will have weekend hours.
Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N 85th St
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday – Friday
Pike Market Senior Center, 85 Pike St, Suite 200
Hours: 8:20 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 7 days-a-week
Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday – Friday
Southeast Seattle Senior Center, 4655 South Holly St
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday – Friday/ 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday (NEW EXTENDED HOURS)
Central Area Senior Center, 500 30th Ave S
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
Wallingford Community Senior Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Ste 140
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
Seattle parks and utility crews are also working to restore more of the city’s public water fountains, which were shut off during the pandemic. The city said Thursday that 90 fountains were working, and crews would work to bring back more in time for the heat event.
Another option for cooling off is at local malls and movie theaters, including Pacific Place downtown and Northgate Station in North Seattle. At Pacific Place, the city announced a few perks available for those looking to cool off, including:
AMC: Unlimited popcorn refills through Wednesday, June 30
AT&T: Buy two accessories, get one free
Aveda: Free liter of hand and body wash with $125 purchase through Sunday, June 27
Bezel & Kiln: Free gift with $50 purchase
Ghost Gallery: 10% off all purchases
The Handmade Showroom: Free gift with $20 purchase
Pike Place Chowder: 10% off chilled gazpacho
Libraries, beaches, pools and more
More than a dozen of Seattle’s library branches will be open at 50 percent capacity at different points over the weekend, giving another air-conditioned option to escape the afternoon heat, along with dozens of beaches, spray parks and pools.