Severe Weather Centers and Shelters

Outdoor public cooling spaces with shade and restroom access. No referrals needed and open dawn to dusk:

  • Bagley Community Park: 4607 Plomondon St., Vancouver.
  • Burnt Bridge Creek Trail: restrooms at trailheads.
  • David Douglas Park: 1016 N. Garrison Road, Vancouver.
  • Esther Short Park: West Eighth and Columbia streets, Vancouver.
  • Fisher Basin Community Park: Southeast 192nd Avenue and Mill Plain Boulevard.
  • Leroy Haagen Memorial Park: Northeast Ninth Street, Vancouver.
  • Leverich Park: 4400 N.E. Leverich Park Way, Vancouver.
  • Marshall Park: 1069 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver.
  • Memory/Mill Plain Park: Ballfields by the old Vancouver Public Library on Mill Plain; also free Wi-Fi signal there.
  • Nikkei Park: 5009 N.E. 135th Ave., Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Waterfront Park/Portland Loos (open 24/7): 695 Waterfront Way, Vancouver.
  • Wintler Park: 6400 Beach Drive, Vancouver.

Indoor public cooling spaces. No referrals needed:

Indoor public community centers:

  • Firstenburg Community Center: 700 N.E. 136th Ave., Vancouver. Hours: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; closed Sundays/holidays. 
  • Marshall Community Center: 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver. 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; closed Sundays/holidays.
  • City of Vancouver Water Resources Education Center. 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sundays. Admission is free.
  • All libraries in the FVRL network. See the below map for locations and hours of operation.

Additional indoor cooling spaces, no referral needed:

  • River City Church: 2400 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Open noon-7 p.m. Monday–Friday. Snacks, drinks provided. Leashed, house-broken pets allowed.
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church: 1309 Franklin St, Vancouver. Open 8/18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday. Mail Service basement area; stairs entry on the southwest corner through the black gate.
  • Mill Plain United Methodist Church: 15804 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Open 2 - 8 p.m. Monday - Wednesday. Pets on leash or in carriers are welcome.
  • Living Hope Church: 2711 SE Andresen Rd., Vancouver. Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. Donations of water, ice cream, and snacks are needed. Please bring donations directly to the church during the listed times.

The link below will show a map of locations and hours of operations for all indoor cooling centers:

Cooling Centers