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Indianapolis warming center offers shelter from the cold

Posted at 3:13 PM, Jan 30, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — A parks department building on the Indianapolis west side is an oasis from the cold during this run of record-low temperatures.

Municipal Gardens is on Lafayette Road, just north of West 16th. Street.

It is open until 9pm Thursday as a shelter for people experiencing weather-related emergencies such as a power outage at home.

And the shelter is also set up for pets.

"The Humane Society has provided several crates for us and food for pets, so if anybody is resistant about coming in because they have pets, they are more than welcomed to come and bring them," said Kassandra Buster of the police department's Homeland Security Bureau.

More than 100 cots and 200 blankets are ready inside the warming center, and a park ranger is on hand for security.

Municipal Gardens is just one of many shelters that have opened around Central Indiana.

For a list, go to the RTV 6 app or our website,

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