(WJBF) – The CSRA is gearing up for the major heat that is heading our way.

Here is a list of cooling centers in the area so that you can stay cool during the heat:

Augusta Richmond County Recreation and Parks Department
COOLING CENTERS

Henry H. Brigham Community Center
2463 Golden Camp Rd.Swim Center – 2463C Golden Camp Rd. Augusta, GA 30906
Warming/Cooling Centers
Extreme Heat Cooling Centers
(706) 771-2654 Administrative

Sand Hills Community Center
2540 Wheeler Rd. Augusta, GA 30904
Extreme Heat Cooling Centers
(706) 842-1912 Administrative

Bernie Ward Community Center
1941 Lumpkin Rd. Augusta, GA 30906
Extreme Heat Cooling Centers
(706) 790-0588 Administrative

Carrie J. Mays Community Center
1014 11th Ave. Augusta, GA 30901
Extreme Heat Cooling Centers
(706) 821-2827 Main Client Number

Dyess Park
902 James Brown Blvd. Augusta, GA 30901
Extreme Heat Cooling Centers
(706) 821-2877 Administrative

May Park Community Center
622 4th St. Augusta, GA 30901
Extreme Heat Cooling Centers
(706) 724-0504 Administrative

Diamond Lakes Regional Park
4335 Windsor Spring Rd.Hephzibah, GA 30815
Extreme Heat Cooling Centers
(706) 772-2418 Main Client Number Extreme Heat/Cooling Center

Blythe Area Recreation Center
3129 Hwy. 88 Blythe, GA 30805
Extreme Heat Cooling Centers
(706) 592-4988 Administrative

McBean Community Center
1155 Hephzibah-McBean Rd. Hephzibah, GA 30815
Extreme Heat Cooling Centers
(706) 560-2628 Main Client Number Extreme Heat/Cooling Center

Columbia County Recreation Department
COOLING CENTERS

Warren Road Community Center
300 Warren Rd. Augusta, GA 30907
Extreme Heat Cooling Centers
(706) 860-2833 Main Client Number Extreme Heat/Cooling Center

Grovetown (Liberty) Park
1040 Newmantown Rd. Grovetown, GA 30813
Extreme Heat Cooling Centers
(706) 863-4576 Shirley Beasley
transportation upon request

Harlem Senior Center
405 W. Church St. Harlem, GA 30814
Extreme Heat Cooling Centers
(706) 449-8400 Administrative
(706) 556-0043 Jason Rizner


CSRA (WJBF) – It’s getting HOT out there!

The Mayor of Grovetown, Gary Jones, says his city is ready for the heat.

According to his Facebook Page, Liberty Park on Newmantown Road will be available as a cooling station during normal business hours. They’ll offer free cold water and snacks to those in need.

Also, from now until September 1st, the City of Grovetown is accepting donations for new and/or lightly used fans for the annual fan donation drive. To donate, simply bring your new or lightly used fan(s) to City Hall, and they’ll store them for whoever may be in need. To pick up a fan, just visit the Help Desk at City Hall; please limit 1 per household.

In Richmond County, the Augusta Parks and Recreation Facebook Page, reminds residents that splash pads and community swimming pools are now open.

Here’s a list:

  • Jones Pool (1617 Holley Street) is open Mon-Fri, 2pm to 5pm.
  • Fleming Pool (1941 Lumpkin Road) is open Wed-Sun, from 2pm to 5pm.
  • The Splash Pad (1866 Highland Ave.) is open Sun-Fri, from 1pm to 5pm.
  • Henry Brigham Swim Center (2463 Golden Camp Rd.) is open Mon-Fri, from 2pm to 5pm.

Admission fees are $2 for children (17 and under), $4 for adults.

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism provides the public with temporary relief from extreme temperatures at the centers listed below:

  • Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, Monday – Friday 9 AM – 6 PM
  • Odell Weeks Activities Center, Monday – Friday 8 AM – 9 PM, Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday 1 PM – 5 PM
  • Smith-Hazel Recreation Center Monday – Friday 8 AM – 9 PM, Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday 1 PM – 5 PM

Each location has a designated area with access to water fountains during regular facility operating hours.

They ask when visiting the sites, inform the front desk of your reason for your visit, and they will provide details of the designated area.

In Aiken County, there are no ‘set’ cooling centers, but all of the parks with indoor facilities and libraries throughout the County are open to the public.

You can keep up with the crazy weather by checking out our weather page