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Warming centers open at local facilities

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Warming center opening as bitter cold settles in

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Warming centers opened in the Dayton area as frigid temperatures continue.

ExploreWarmer morning, accumulating snow returns tonight 

Temperatures are only expected to reach the high 20s Saturday, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Jesse Maag.

Several facilities in the area are open to those who need a place to go to get out of the cold.

  • Greater Dayton Recreation Center

2021 W. Third St. in Dayton

937-333-4732

Open Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Northwest Recreation Center

1600 Princeton Ave. in Dayton

937-333-3322

Open Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Lohrey Recreation Center

2366 Glenarm Ave. in Dayton

937-333-3131

Open Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Gerhardt Civic Center

3050 Kreitzer Road in Moraine

937-535-1095

Open Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Civic Center will be open as necessary during frigid weather. If the center is not open, you should go to the fire department for assistance, according to a representative for the Gerhardt Civic Center.

Homeless shelters can also be contacted for availability:

  • St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter for Women and Families

120 W. Apple St. in Dayton

937-461-7837

  • Mary Queen of Peace House

100 Huffman Ave. in Dayton

937-938-5784