Warming Centers in the DFW

We know our Shenani-Fans come far & wide for fun so we’ve put together this comprehensive list of warming centers.

Please note, we are doing our best to keep this list updated, please call each center before visiting to ensure that no information has changed.

We’re making the list as we go, so there may be a warming center in your specific city or closer to you that is not listed here. If you would like us to add or remove any centers, please send us an email to SupportSquad@Shenaniganz.com

The City of Rockwall has opened The Center, 108 E. Washington St., as a warming station until the power comes back on. Residents who are able to travel may visit The Center as a refuge; those without the ability to travel can call 972-771-7740 for assistance. Visitors are encouraged to bring a blanket, pillow, or other comfort items for the duration. Note that the temperatures at The Center are comfortable but not excessively warm. More information here.


The VFW Post at 5200 Wellington Greenville, Tx. will be open as a warming station if you are in need of a place to come in out of the cold for a little while to warm up. Please bring your own water or soda as we will not be opening to sell anything. You may bring food to warm up as well. We will have some warm food available today from the Auxiliary. Planning to open at 12. Not sure how long we will be there as it depends on the need. If you are cold-natured bring something to keep you warm. (903) 455-9085

Evans Recreation Center, 1116 Hillcrest Street, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. as a temporary warming center on Feb. 16. The temporary warming center will reopen Feb. 17 and Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The City of Garland is opening two warming centers for Senior citizens age 65 and older and families with young children, who have no other options available, are invited to stay at the centers.

Everyone will be screened for COVID-19 and face masks must be worn. The centers are not allowing pets at this time. People are encouraged to bring their own blankets, non-perishable snacks, bottled water, phone chargers and any other essentials.

The warming centers are located at:

  • Holford Recreation Center — 2314 Homestead Pl. Garland, TX 75043 — Call for details: 972-205-2772
  • Gale Fields Recreation Center — 1701 Dairy Rd. Garland, TX 75040 — Call for details: 972-205-3090

Royse City
The Royse City Police Department is open as a “Warming Station” at 100 W. Main to warm up. Residents are encouraged to bring their own supplies such as a blanket, pillow or other comfort items. If you or someone you know can not get out of their house and needs assistance, please call the Royse City Police Department at 972-636-9422

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, at 650 S. Griffin St., is home to a warming center opened by the city of Dallas. It’s located in Exhibit Hall A.

Generation Faith Center is open for warmth, free coffee, hot chocolate, snacks and meals for families or individuals without power in the community and will be there day and night through Friday. They will have games and movies playing on the big screens, and are located in the same shopping center as the Fix & Feed in Quinlan, Texas. Animals must be in kennels. For more information please call 469-820-1557

The City of Plano is operating an emergency warming center at Grace Church Plano, 3301 Preston Rd. at the intersection of Parker. The warming center will be open around the clock until Thursday evening. Visitors are required to follow COVID-19 safety protocols. They are encouraged to bring their own blankets, water, and snacks. Pets are not allowed.

Sent Church, 3701 W. Spring Creek, is also operating a warming station daily, 10 am-6 pm. Hours may be extended. They have water, coffee, individually wrapped snacks, phone chargers, and coloring sheets for kids.  They are taking COVID temperature checks and masks are required.

The Salvation Army has opened an emergency inclement weather shelter at 600 Wilson Creek Pkwy, 972-542-6694. The shelter opens at 7 pm daily through Thursday and at 6 pm on Friday and Saturday; last entry at 10 pm. More information here.

Cedar Hill
The Zula B. Wylie Public Library, 225 Cedar St., is open as a temporary warming station for residents who need a place to warm up. It will be open at least through 8 am (including overnight hours) Wednesday, February 17, possibly longer. Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center has also set up a pet warming shelter in the parking lot. Water and snacks available. Face mask and temperature check are required for entry. Watch for updates here.

To assist residents during power outages, the City of Southlake has established a temporary warming shelter at the DPS North Training Facility, 100 E. Dove Rd., to be open during the day only. No pets allowed, and residents are encouraged to bring snacks and water. Individuals need to stay with family units, abide by social distancing requirements and wear masks. Access to power outlets is limited.

A joint warming station and shelter has been set up at Central Junior High School, 3191 W. Pipeline Rd., in Euless. Some cots available, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own sleeping bags, mats, blankets, and pillows, as well as their own food and medications. Masks are required. Water is provided. No showering facilities available, and no pets allowed.

There’s also a temporary warming station set up at Euless Family Life Recreation Center,  300 W. Midway, Euless.

A 24-hour emergency warming station is set up at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St., 940-349-8575. It will be open 24 hours a day until further notice. Water, snack-type food, and basic sanitary items are available. Pets are permitted and cots are provided for overnight guests.

A temporary warming station (not a shelter) is open at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Dr., 940-349-8287. Hours are 8 am-7 pm through Wednesday, February 17.

In addition, many Denton fire stations are open to the public with to access restrooms, sinks, water, and handwashing stations. There are no sitting areas. Masks are required. Find the list of locations here.

The Salvation Army is offering inclement weather shelter in partnership with the City of Arlington at Arlington Family Life Center, 712 W. Abram St., 817-860-1836. More information here.

The Dottie Lynn Recreation Center, 3200 Norwood Ln., has opened as a second emergency warming station. It will operate from 12-8 pm Tuesday, February 16, and from 8 am-8 pm Wednesday, February 17. It is not open for overnight shelter and no meals or drinks are provided. Pets are not allowed. Face masks required.

Fort Worth
The Fort Worth Convention Center1201 Houston St., has opened as an overnight shelter for residents through 12 pm Thursday. Cots and restrooms are provided, but people must bring their own blankets, and showers are not available. Food is not provided. Visitors must find their own transportation there. Pets are allowed but will be placed in a temporary container while at the center. COVID -19 screening will take place before entering the building and safety protocols are in place. Days and hours are: Tuesday, February 16-Wednesday, February 17, 7 pm- 7 am; Wednesday, February 17-Thursday, February 18, 7 pm-7 am; Thursday, February 18, 7 am-noon. Anyone using the shelter will have to leave in the morning.

The city is also operating warming centers, 7 am-7 pm Tuesday through Thursday, at the following locations. These are not overnight shelters, and no snacks or cots are provided. Pets are allowed but will be placed in a temporary container while at the center.

  • Worth Heights Community Center, at 3551 New York Ave., Fort Worth
  • Handley Meadowbrook Community Center , 6201 Beaty St., Fort Worth
  • Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 NE 36th St., Fort Worth
  • One Safe Place, 1101 Hemphill St., Fort Worth

Grand Prairie
A 24/7 warming station is open at the Ruthe Jackson Center, 3113 S Carrier Pkwy., until the power issues are solved or until there is relief in the weather. No sleeping bags or cots, and residents must provide their own transportation. Pets are not allowed. Coffee and water are provided. Residents may bring their own food. Masks and social distancing inside the facility will be required.

The City of Irving has opened two warming centersNorthwest Park Recreation Center, 2800 Cheyenne St., and Senter Park Recreation Center, 901 Senter Rd. The centers will be open 24 hours during the weather event and power outages. Visitors can charge devices and get a bite to eat while there. All visitors are requested to wear face masks and socially distance from other households inside the center. Visitors are encouraged to bring medications, oxygen, and PPE/face masks. Dress warmly in layers. Pets are welcome but must remain leashed or in a carrier. Do not bring luggage. For assistance in getting to a warming center, call 469-875-0644, 469-875-0643 or 972-721-6448.

The city has two warming centers for residents without power: The Chris W. Burkett Service Center, 620 S. Wisteria St., and the Mansfield Activities Center, 106 S. Wisteria St. These centers serve as a temporary warming area for residents to get out of the cold and charge their cellphones. For information, call 817-728-3609. Transportation to the centers is not provided. Pets are not allowed. Residents are encouraged to bring their own food and blankets. More information here.

The city has opened The Rec, 1175 Municipal Way, as a warming shelter at least through the night February 16. Families are asked to remain socially distanced from others, and masks are mandatory. Pets in kennels or crates are allowed. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and snacks. Call 817-810-4455 for more information and transportation.


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