City of South Bend has cooling centers for those in need

(Photo supplied/City of South Bend)

If you don’t have a place to stay cool, the City of South Bend has you covered. The following community centers are available for shelter from the heat:

Charles Black Community Center (3419 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46619)
Monday through Thursday – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Howard Park Event Center (604 E. Jefferson Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46617)
Monday through Friday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday – 1 to 8 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center (1522 W. Linden Avenue, South Bend, IN 46628)
Monday through Friday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

O’Brien Fitness Center (321 E. Walter St., South Bend, IN 46614)
Monday through Friday – 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pinhook Community Center (2801 Riverside Drive, South Bend, IN 46616)
Hours are typically by appointment but someone is normally in the building around 8 a.m.


  1. With the left’s war on air conditioning (yes it is real, look it up) we will ALL need cooling centers in the not too distant future.


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