Cooling Centers only work if the air conditioner works. Unfortunately, The CK Newsome Center in Downtown Evansville will not be able to offer the cooling center until the building’s HVAC system is repaired.

Evansville Department of Parks & Recreation
Evansville Department of Parks & Recreation
As of 8/22, CK Newsome Center is no longer a cooling center until further notice. Overnight, the building’s HVAC system shut down and is awaiting major repairs. The building is open, but all Evansville Department of Parks & Recreation programming has been canceled for today. Additional updates will be posted on the Park's Facebook page.

Other Cooling Center Options

United Caring Services

UCS is located at 324 NW 6th Street and anyone can come to cool down, grab a hot meal three times a day, do laundry, and take a shower with toiletries provided.

Aurora Evansville

Aurora Evansville is located at 1001 Mary Street Evansville, IN 47710. Their office is open 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, and they offer bottled water, and many resources to help out the homeless community in our area.

Evansville Rescue Mission

The ERM's men’s residence center serves 3 meals a day, 7 days a week. This is a free service to anyone (Men, Women, Children) who is in need.

Breakfast: 6:00am - 7:00am
Lunch: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Salvation Army

Most Salvation Army Corps community centers are open to the public during normal operating hours. Air-conditioned seating areas, restrooms, and drinking water are being provided to help residents stay safe from the dangers of heat exhaustion, exposure, and heat stroke.

Salvation Army Corps Indiana
Salvation Army Corps Indiana


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