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Community center serves as emergency cooling station

From the City of Federal Way

Federal Way is offering citizens a place to find relief during the heat wave forecast for the next few days.

The Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St., will be available as a respite from soaring temperatures beginning this afternoon and will remain available as necessary until the temperature situation has eased.

Heat waves are always of great concern for those who are vulnerable to extreme temperature variations, such as the elderly, the very young, or those with other medical conditions that could lead to heat stroke or other problems.

The facility is already available to senior citizens on a daily basis. But during this period of extremely hot weather, the Community Center will be open to citizens of all ages who need some air-conditioned relief. Hours of operation are 5:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Citizens are reminded that special services will not be available (such as free use of the swimming pools, workout equipment, showers, etc). Restrooms will be available. Individuals may choose to purchase a day use pass if interested in using other building amenities. No pets are allowed, except for service animals.

For additional questions or concerns, please contact Recreation and Cultural Superintendent Mary Faber at (253) 835-6920.

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