The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Washington State, effective from Saturday, May 13, to Monday, May 15. The year's highest temperatures will reach the 80s and 90s across Western Washington. 

The Federal Way Community Center (FWCC) will serve as a cooling space during regular business hours anytime excessive heat warnings are in effect for our service area. This service is available to everyone who seeks relief from the heat.

"It's very important that people take steps to be safe in this unseasonably hot weather," Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell said. "The Community Center stands ready to assist those who need to get out of the heat and have a safe place to rest." 

"The City of Federal Way understands the importance of providing this valuable service to our community, particularly during hot weather," John Hutton, Parks Director, said. "We recognize many do not have the luxury of air conditioning inside their homes. The City takes pride in protecting the community from heat-related illnesses and other complications caused by hot weather."

On Fridays, the FWCC is open from 5-9 p.m., Saturdays from 7-6 p.m., and Sundays from 9-5 p.m. The cooling center is free and open to the community, but pets are prohibited. You can purchase a day pass at the FWCC to use the swimming pool, gym, and other facilities. Children aged 3-11 can get access for $5, those aged 12-17 or 62 and over can get one for $6, and $10 for adults aged 18-61. 

The FWCC is at 876 S. 333rd Street in Federal Way 98003. For additional details, you can visit

(253) 835-2411