Heat Relief Network

As temperatures climb, the city offers ways for the public to remain cool

The city of Glendale is proud to continue its partnership with the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) to support and launch the Heat Relief Network.

The Heat Relief Network is a regional partnership of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), municipalities, nonprofit organizations, the faith-based community, and businesses. providing hydration stations, refuge locations and water donation sites throughout the Valley. Heat Relief Network launched in 2005 after a weeklong heat wave causing about 30 deaths in the homeless population.

The city operates ten heat relief sitesIn the summer of 2022, over 13,000 total bottles of water were distributed at Glendale locations.

Heat Relief Cooling Stations:
Cooled indoor locations that provide refuge from the heat during the day. Drinking fountains or bottles water are available.

CAP Office  
5850 W Glendale Ave. #B51       
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm     

Community Housing Office         
6842 N 61st Ave.                             
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm    

Foothills Rec. & Aquatic Center  
5600 W Union Hills Rd.                
Mon-Friday 5:30am-7:30pm | Sat 7am-5pm

Foothills Library
19055 N 57th Ave.                          
Mon 12pm-8pm | Tues 10am-4pm | Wed 10am-2pm | Thurs/Fri 10am-6pm | Sat 10am-5pm | Sun 1pm-5pm

Heroes Regional Library 
6075 N 83rd Ave.                            
Mon 12pm-8pm | Tues 10am-4pm | Wed 10am-2pm | Thurs/Fri 10am-6pm | Sat 10am-5pm | Sun 1pm-5pm

Glendale Adult Center
5970 W Brown St.                          
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Glendale Main Library  
5959 W Brown St.                          
Mon 12pm-8pm | Tues 10am-4pm | Wed 10am-2pm | Thurs/Fri 10am-6pm | Sat 10am-5pm | Sun 1pm-5pm

Velma T. Library
7010 N 58th Ave.                            
Mon 12pm-8pm | Tues 10am-4pm | Wed 10am-2pm | Thurs/Fri 10am-6pm | Sat 10am-5pm | Sun 1pm-5pm

Heat Relief Hydration Stations:
Locations where individuals can go to receive bottles water. These locations can be indoor or outdoors.

Glendale City Court
5711 W Glendale Ave.                  
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Glendale Memorial Cemetery 
7844 N 61st Ave.                             
Mon day-Friday 5am-2pm

Heat Relief Rides:

When the rains aren’t helping cool us off, a reminder that 2-1-1 and APS have partnered to offer Lyft rides to cooling centers and heat relief stations across the valley. These services can be particularly important for our unsheltered community and for no-car households. 

There is also an
Emergency Heat Relief Station at the Salvation Army Glendale Corps, located at 6010 W. Northern Avenue. Additional sites throughout the county can be found on the Heat Relief Network (azmag.gov)provided by MAG.

The Heat Relief Network (HRN) operates Monday, May 1 and lasts through September 30 of this year (2023). HRN provides these tips to avoid heat-related illness or death:

  1. Increase fluid intake and stay hydrated

  2. Limit exercise and outdoor activity between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  3. When outside, be sure to properly dress for the extreme heat and wear sunscreen; with a minimum of SPF 15

  4. Rest frequently in cool/shady areas

  5. Never leave any persons or pets inside a parked vehicle

  6. Check on elderly neighbors and/or family members

The city of Glendale also offers several additional excessive heat-related programs, which include a Glendale emergency home repair program and utility assistance. Utility assistance is offered through the CAP office for qualifying residents. The emergency home repair program helps low-to-moderate income households in need of repairs such as an AC unit or evaporative cooler repair. The city partners with Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona to offer this program.