When temperatures soar, it is customary that New Jersey county governments will make an effort to alert their residents by posting information about the opening of cooling centers on their Web sites.
A link to a directory of available county cooling centers is below. Other notifications are sent to NJ211.org on a daily basis.
Our listing of cooling centers is compiled as resources become known to us through communication we receive from state and county government. Libraries, shopping malls, recreation centers, senior centers, municipal buildings and other public air-conditioned spaces are good alternatives in every county if you are looking for a place to cool down.