Cooling Stations

Excessive heat and humidity is in the forecast today through June 15. The City of Waterloo encourages residents to take precaution and utilize cooling stations set up throughout the city during this period.

Cooling Stations June 13-15:
  • Gates Pool, 620 East Donald Street - $5 daily admission ages 2 and up, $2 under age 2. Open Swim Hours: Monday - Friday from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Byrnes Pool, 801 Campbell Avenue - $5 daily admission ages 2 and up, $2 under age 2. Open Swim Daily: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
  • SportsPlex Pool, 300 Jefferson Street - $5 public open swim hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Mark’s Park Spray Pad, no cost, open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. for ages 12 and under.
  • Young Arena, 125 Commercial Street, Thursday and Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Drinking fountains and seating available.
  • Waterloo Center for Arts, 225 Commercial Street, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Waterloo Regional Airport, 2790 Livingston Lane, Monday – Friday 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Waterloo Public Library, 415 Commercial Street, open Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Waterloo Fire Rescue advises residents to watch for signs of heat exhaustion, which include headache, cramps, lack of perspiration, and vomiting. To avoid heat exhaustion, residents should stay well hydrated, avoid extraneous exercise outdoors, minimize alcohol or caffeine consumption, take frequent breaks in the shade or in air conditioned spaces and wear lose, lightweight, and light colored clothing. The city also encourages pet owners to keep their animals indoors and hydrated during the extreme heat.

If you have any further questions, please call Waterloo Fire Rescue at (319) 291-4460.