Cooling centers available to Charles public during hot weather

The National Weather Service is expecting the heat index to reach 105 degrees today, Wednesday, July 2.   The public buildings listed below are open during regular business hours for use by residents as cooling centers:  

Capital Clubhouse (Open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.)

3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf


Richard R. Clark Senior Center (Open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

1210 Charles Street, La Plata


Nanjemoy Community Center (Open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

4375 Port Tobacco Road, Nanjemoy      


Charles County Public Libraries

(All branches open:  9 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

La Plata Branch, 2 Garrett Avenue, La Plata

P.D. Brown Memorial Branch, 50 Village Street, Waldorf

Potomac Branch, 3225 Ruth B. Swan Drive, Indian Head

Waldorf West Library, 10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf  


Outdoor Pools (Open 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.)

La Plata High School, McDonough High School, and Thomas Stone High School


Indoor Pools (Open 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.)

North Point High School and Lackey High School

Fees for indoor and outdoor pools are $5 for ages 13 and older; $4 for youth ages 2-12 and seniors; free for children under age 2.

Contact 9-1-1 if you experience any emergency, heat related or otherwise.  For additional preparedness information you can visit:  Information on heat illnesses can be found at

Stay tuned to local weather stations and the Charles County Government cable station (CCGTV), which broadcasts on Verizon channel 10 and Comcast channel 95, for updated weather information. Severe weather notices are posted online at and on Facebook ( and Twitter (@CharlesCoMD). Call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.

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