City opens Federal Way Community Center as cooling center amid heat wave

Free to anyone needing relief from the heat.

The City of Federal Way has opened the Federal Way Community Center as a cooling center amid this week’s heat wave.

Located at 876 S. 333rd Street, the facility will remain available as necessary until the forecasted high temperature situation has eased, according to the city.

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat advisory with high humidity and temperatures in the 90s over the next several days. During the forecasted period of possible extreme hot weather, the community center is open to residents of all ages who need air-conditioned relief.

Weekday hours of operation are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Weekend hours of operation are Saturdays 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Common areas including the lobby, game room, Forest Lounge and restrooms will be available at no charge. The Splash Café, located in the main lobby, will be open for drink and snack purchases. No pets are allowed, except for service animals.

Special services are not available (such as use of the swimming pools, workout equipment, showers, ball courts, and other amenities) unless an individual chooses to purchase a day-use pass.

Day passes are free for kids ages 0-2; $4 for kids ages 3-11: and $5 for ages 12-17. Seniors ages 62 and older are $5 and adults ages 18-61 are $8.

For facility questions, please visit or contact the Federal Way Community Center at 253.835.6900.

King County Metro is not enforcing fares for anyone traveling to cooling centers. For more local resources, visit and