Office of Community Care


Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat 

‚ÄčReliant Energy is teaming up with the City of Dallas to help people stay cool during the Texas summer heat.

City of Dallas residents can visit one of our Beat the Heat cooling centers which will provide a safe and comfortable place to stay cool and reduce the need for home electricity use during the hottest days of summer. 

Cooling centers will open June 27, following a 11:30 a.m. press conference at the West Dallas Multipurpose Center.

Two locations are available:

-Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center (2922 MLK, Jr. Blvd.)

-West Dallas Multipurpose Center (2828 Fish Trap Rd.)

Free Cooling Fans

City of Dallas residents can sign up to receive a free cooling fan (while supplies last). Quantities are limited to only one unit per household.

To apply:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center

Call 214-670-8418 or visit

West Dallas Multipurpose Center

Call 214-670-6341 or visit

City of Dallas Cooling Centers

Residents needing temporary relief from the heat are encouraged to use any City of Dallas public facility including recreation centers and libraries, available during regular business hours. Extended Cooling Centers include DART locations.  

Information on additional resources from our partners is included below. 

Operation hours vary by location; please view the hours here: Dallas Public Library and Dallas Recreation Center.

2023- 2024 City of Dallas Cooling Centers and Resources.pdf

For more information, visit:

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