City of San Antonio offers residents places to stay cool

Published on May 24, 2024

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SAN ANTONIO (May 24, 2024) – The City of San Antonio will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 27. Most City facilities are closed and in anticipation of extreme heat on Monday, the City is opening 10 places for residents to stay cool. These facilities will be open from noon to 8 p.m. In the event someone arrives with a pet, a limited number of kennels and basic supplies will be provided by Animal Care Services.

On Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, all City locations that have weekend operating hours (e.g. libraries, senior centers and park community centers) will be open and can be used as places to stay cool.

Click the link to see the City’s Interactive Places to Stay Cool Map for locations and operating hours.

  • District 1: Westfall Branch Library, 6111 Rosedale Ct., 78201
  • District 2: Copernicus Community Center, 5003 Lord Rd., 78220
  • District 3: Southside Lions Senior Center, 3303 Pean Valley Dr., 78210
  • District 4: Miller’s Pond Community Center, 6075 Old Pearsall Rd., 78242
  • District 5: Normoyle Community Center, 700 Culberson Ave., 78225
  • District 6: Guerra Branch Library, 7978 W. Military Dr., 78227
  • District 7: Garza Community Center, 1450 Mira Vista, 78228
  • District 8: Igo Branch Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy., 78249
  • District 9: Walker Ranch Senior Center, 835 W Rhapsody Dr., 78216
  • District 10: Northeast Senior Center, 4135 Thousand Oaks Dr., 78217

VIA Metropolitan Transit

On Monday, May 27, 2024, VIA will provide free transportation to the City of San Antonio’s places to stay cool. To ride VIA to one of the City of San Antonio’s places to stay cool, simply let the bus operator know where you are going. For more information, visit, contact VIA at 210-362-2020, or use the VIA goMobile+ app.

Unsheltered Resources

The City and its nonprofit partners including Corazon Ministries, Christian Assistance Ministry, SAMMinistries and Haven for Hope work with the unsheltered daily. The outreach teams warn people about extreme heat forecasts, connect people with services and offer daytime and overnight shelter.

City outreach teams also distribute water, educate on the signs of heat-related illnesses and provide transportation as needed. Outreach will be active on Monday’s Memorial Day holiday with limited staffing from noon to 8 p.m.

The Homeless Connections Hotline (210-207-1799) is available for shelter resource information. The Hotline will open on Monday's Memorial Day holiday from noon to 8 p.m. Normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, will resume on Tuesday, May 28.

Corazon San Antonio will open extended hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 26; noon to 8 p.m. on Monday’s Memorial Day holiday on May 27; and later hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 providing indoor day shelter, meals, and other services.

Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM) will provide showers and food on Saturday, May 25 and water access for the unsheltered population.

All Haven for Hope clients sleep indoors, year round, and have access to food, showers, medical attention, and housing assistance.

Other Resources

311 hours of operation are Monday - Sunday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. City Holiday hours will be 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. They are available daily until 11 p.m. for urgent concerns by calling 210-207-6000 and selecting Option 1.

For safety reminders and tips from Metro Health and Animal Care Services, as well as information from CPS Energy and San Antonio Water System, visit View the City’s 210 Tips: Places to Stay Cool. For more information about how you can Beat the Heat, visit the San Antonio Office of Emergency Management or call 3-1-1 (210-207-6000).