Summer Cooling Centers


Puyallup Public Library - 324 S. Meridian

The Library will open as a cooling center during normal business hours, which are...

Tuesday - Thursday, from 9 AM to 7 PM

Friday & Saturday, from 9 AM to 5 PM

While you're cooling off, check out a book or two. Check out their Summer Reading page here.

South Hill Mall - 3500 S Meridian

The South Hill Mall serves as a second cooling center within the City of Puyallup. The Mall is open from 10 am to 9 pm on Saturday and Monday, and from 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday. Do some shopping while you cool off from the summer heat. Learn more at  

Other Cooling Centers in Pierce County

For a list of additional cooling centers that are located in Pierce County, please go to the County website here. 

Tips for Staying Cool

During the heat event, it is important to keep yourself and your house cool. Here are some tips to staying cool during a heatwave:

  • Take cool showers or baths.
  • Use your stove less often.
  • Keep window blinds and shades closed during the day.
  • Wear a hat when outside and remember to apply sunscreen.
  • Drink plenty of water. Make sure pets have access to water.
  • Avoid high intensity activities outside, such as running or biking.
  • Wear loose, lightweight fabrics or clothing.
  • Check your home air conditioner to ensure it is working properly.

For additional Heat Safety Tips, please visit the City of Puyallup website here.