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


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

  • Northwest Recreation Center

1600 Princeton Ave. in Dayton


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

  • Lohrey Recreation Center

2366 Glenarm Ave. in Dayton


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

  • Gerhardt Civic Center

3050 Kreitzer Road in Moraine


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


  • Mary Queen of Peace House

100 Huffman Ave. in Dayton