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Cooling Centers

Helping our neighbors keep cool during hot weather

Cherriots provides transportation to and from cooling centers during periods of extremely hot weather. Riders simply need to tell the driver that they are headed to a cooling center and the ride is free. 

The hours of operations at each cooling center vary depending on the host's criteria. Verify that a given center is open prior to planning a trip for yourself or someone else. Resources listed on this page can and will change depending on forecasted weather and the availability of resources.

Be safe, watch out for your family and neighbors, and stay cool!

Cooling Centers

Use our Trip Planner to help navigate to a cooling center.

Marion County Cooling Centers - multiple locations (click for map)

Polk County Cooling Centers - multiple locations (click for list)

Arches - 615 Commercial St NE

Arches will activate as a cooling shelter on days where the temperature exceeds 95 degrees. 

The Salvation Army Cooling Center at the Salem Kroc - 1865 Bill Frey Drive NE, Salem, OR 97301

The Kroc cooling center will be open 1 p.m. to close, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday July 5-7. Cool movies, cold drinks, and fun activities (for all ages) are all free of charge. If you know a neighbor or family member that needs respite from the heat wave, let them know. *No pets*