Orange County Government Public Information Officer

Extreme Heat Information

A Heat Advisory is issued within 12 hours when the heat index is expected to reach 108 degrees. Similarly, an Extreme Heat Warning is issued when the heat index is expected to reach 113 degrees or when the air temperature reaches 105 degrees.


Cooling locations are public spaces with air conditioning or recreational water features (splashpad), designed to help people stay safe from the heat. Cooling locations in Orange County include:

Orange County Parks and Recreation – Indoor Space (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Apopka Station at West Orange Trail
Barnett Park (Magic Gym)
Bithlo Community Park
Goldenrod Recreation Center (Magic Gym)
Magnolia Park
Marks Street Senior Recreation Complex
Meadow Woods Recreation Center (Magic Gym)
Orlo Vista Park
Renaissance Senior Center/South Econ Community Park
Silver Star Recreation Center (Magic Gym)
Tibet-Butler Nature Preserve (8 a.m. t0 6 p.m.)
West Orange Recreation Center

Orange County Parks and Recreation – Outdoor Splashpad (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Barber Park
Barnett Park/Barnett Gym
Bithlo Community Park
Capehart Park
Downey Park
Dr. P Phillips Community Park

Orange County Library System (Hours Vary)
Alafaya Branch
Chickasaw Branch
Eatonville Branch
Fairview Shores Branch
Hiawassee Branch
Maitland Public Library*
North Orange Branch
Orlando Public Library
South Creek Branch
South Trail Branch
Southeast Branch
Southwest Branch
Washington Park Branch
West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center
Windermere Branch
Winter Garden Branch
Winter Park Library*
* Not affiliated with the Orange County Library System

Community Centers (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
East Orange Community Center (Noon to 5 p.m.)
12050 E Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32826

Holden Heights Community Center
1201 20th St., Orlando, FL 32805

John Bridges Community Center
445 W 13th St., Apopka, FL 32703

Maxey Community Center
830 Klondike Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787

Multicultural Center
7149 W Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32818

Taft Community Center (Noon to 5 p.m.)
9450 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32824

Willow Street Community Center
6565 Willow St., Zellwood, FL 32798

Homeless Shelters (Hours Vary)
Christian Service Center
Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida
Mathew’s Hope Ministries (Tuesday and Thursday)

For any heat-related emergencies, call 911 immediately. For heat safety tips, visit Florida Disaster or go to #GetSummerReady. For current heat advisories, visit the National Weather Service.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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