Information on local cooling centers released

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Friday, June 29, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- News 12 has the information on cooling centers for Richmond County, Columbia County and Aiken County.

Richmond County:
Note: None of the cooling centers have weekend hours, but we are told county pools will be open this weekend.

  • Carrie J. Mays
    1014 11th Avenue
    (706) 821-2827
    Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Bernie Ward
    1941 Lumpkin Road
    (706) 790-0588
    Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Blythe
    3129 Hwy 88
    (706) 592-4988
    Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Henry Brigham
    2463 Golden Camp Road
    (706) 771-2654
    Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • May Park
    622 4th St.
    (706) 724-0504
    Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • McBean
    1155 Hephzibah McBean Road
    (706) 560-2628
    Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sand Hills
    2540 Wheeler Road
    (706) 842-1912
    Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Warren Road
    300 Warren Road
    (706) 860-2833
    Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Columbia County:
Click here to see list of cooling centers for Columbia County.

Aiken County:
Due to the abnormally high temperatures through Monday, the City of Aiken is offering Smith Hazel Recreation Center (400 Kershaw Street) and the H.O. Weeks Recreation Center (1700 Whiskey Road) as cooling shelters for the public during normal operating hours.

The hours for both facilities are:

  • Weekdays from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.


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