The following locations welcome the public to visit their building for a place to cool off during their regular business hours (non-cooling-center locations). Air conditioning, water, and restrooms are available.
St. Helens Senior Center (375 S. 15th Street)
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
St. Helens Public Library (375 S. 18th Street)
Only registered ADA service animals are allowed at the St. Helens Public Library.
Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Oregon Trail Lanes (735 S. Columbia River Highway)
No pets are allowed inside Oregon Trail Lanes. Pets are welcome on the patio with access to cold water.
Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Scappoose Senior Center (33342 SW Meadow Drive)
Monday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Scappoose Public Library (52469 SE 2nd Street)
Only registered ADA service animals are allowed at the Scappoose Public Library.
Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Vernonia Public Library (375 S. 18th Street)
Only registered ADA service animals are allowed at the Vernonia Public Library.
Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Vernonia Senior Center (547 Weed Avenue)
Only registered ADA service animals are allowed at the Vernonia Senior Center.
Monday: 10 a.m. – p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Energy assistance for your utility bill: Contact the Community Action Team (C.A.T.) at 503-397-3511
Dial 211 for information about cooling centers in the region
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS from the NWS:
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments to reduce risk during outdoor work.
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1
For sheltering information and other human services in your area, dial 2 1 1 during business hours or visit 211info.org in Oregon.
last updated: September 5, 2023 at 2:34 p.m.