Starting Saturday through next week, the Pioneer Neighborhood Community Center at 500 S. Ash St. will be open from 1-5:30 p.m. daily for families with children needing a place to escape the forecasted heat wave.
Several weather outlets have suggested the Treasure Valley could see highs of 100 degrees or higher through at least the second week of July.
The Pioneer center is also a day shelter for homeless families in the winter and has seven computers, books and games, art supplies, foosball and air hockey tables, a television and a large collection of toys. It has a capacity of 50 people, according to Boise Parks & Recreation, which will staff the center.
The city will consider keeping the shelter open past next week based on use and the weather forecast, according to a press release.