Prince George’s Reopens County Cooling Centers for Monday, July 2, 2012

New Locations


Hyattsville, MD – The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management will resume operations of its cooling centers on Monday, July 2nd.  These cooling centers will compliment the 24-hour cooling centers that the County announced yesterday.


Below is a list of cooling centers and shelters available to residents on July 2nd.

Please note hours of operation.  Many of the cooling centers are Park & Recreation Community Centers serving in dual capacities for camp and other daily activities. 


1pm – 9pm:


Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center

6120 Sargent Road, Chillum, MD


Oakcrest Community Center

1300 Capitol Heights Boulevard, Capitol Heights, MD


Fairland Sports and Aquatics Center

13820 and 13950 Old Gunpowder Rd, Laurel, MD


Palmer Park Community Center,

7720 Barlowe Road, Landover, MD


Potomac Landing Community Center

12500 Fort Washington Road

Fort Washington, MD 20744


Baden Community Center

13601 Baden-Westwood Road, Brandywine, MD


Glassmanor Community Center

1101 Marcy Avenue, Oxon Hill, MD


Suitland Community Center

5600 Regency Lane, Forestville, MD


Tucker Road Community Center

1771 Tucker Road, Fort Washington, MD


Lake Arbor Community Center

10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville, MD


Glenarden Community Center

8615 McLain Avenue, Glenarden, MD


Cedar Heights Community Center

1200 Glen Willow Drive, Seat Pleasant, MD


Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center

431 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD


Berwyn Heights Community Center

6200 Pontiac Street, Berwyn Heights, MD


1pm – 6pm:


Camp Springs Senior Activity Center (for seniors only) 6420 Allentown Road Camp Springs, MD 301-449-0490


9am – 5pm:


St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church

14900 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD


11am – 9pm:


Laurel Armory

422 Montgomery St.

Laurel, MD


6am – 9pm:


Dipietro Community Center

7901 Cypress St.

Laurel, MD


Time TBD:


Bowie Senior Center

14900 Health Center Drive, Bowie, MD

(301) 262-6200


The Following Cooling Centers will continue their 24 hour Service:


Accokeek Academy Middle School

14400 Berry Road, Accokeek, MD



Prince George’s Plaza Community Center

6600 Adelphi Road Hyattsville, MD



Kentland Community Center

2411 Pinebrook Ave.

Landover, MD



Residents who require overnight accommodations are encouraged to go to the shelter at Northwestern High School, 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD.  In addition, residents who are in need of recharging their medical oxygen devices should go to one of the cooling centers, fire stations or the Northwestern High School shelter to charge their equipment. 


The Prince George’s County Fire Department reminds citizens to use battery operated lights and flash lights in lieu of candles.  A couple of post-storm fires that occurred were the result of residents using candles for light. In order to conserve cool air, residents are encouraged to use discretion in opening windows in order to keep cooler air inside as well as minimizing the time refrigerators and freezers are opened.  


The Prince George’s County Department of Family Services has been regularly communicating with all senior citizen, assisted living centers, and nursing homes in the County. Residents are encouraged to check on the elderly, neighbors, family members and those who may have special needs. 


Residents and media are encouraged to follow @CountyExecBaker on Twitter or “County Executive Rushern Baker” on Facebook for information and updates.  The phone number to the Emergency Operation Center is 301-583-1950.


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