Ys Open as Cooling Centers During Excessive Heat
All YMCA of Greater Kansas City locations will be open to the community 1-4 p.m. when the National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning. Anyone may come cool off at the Y during those hours for free. Guests should bring a photo ID and check in at the Welcome Center when they arrive.
Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Teens 16 and older may visit unaccompanied by an adult.
Activities vary by location. Call ahead for more information. Find a location near you.
As part of our COVID-19 health and safety protocol, face coverings are recommended for anyone who is unvaccinated.
The Y offers cooling centers as a part of our commitment to social responsibility and helping neighbors in a time of need.