City Shelter

The Quarterpath Recreation Center (PDF) at 202 Quarterpath Road is the City's emergency shelter. When activated by the city manager, the shelter is available for City residents and staff.

Do not bring anything to the shelter that is not absolutely necessary for a 24- to 48-hour stay.

What to Bring


  • Bring your own food.
  • High energy foods may be a good idea if you get hungry in between meals such as:
    • Crackers
    • Granola bars
    • Jelly
    • Peanut butter
    • Trail mix
    • Other snack foods
  • Bring special dietary foods such as:
    • Baby food
    • Diabetic
    • Ensure
    • Formula
    • Liquid diet
    • Low salt
  • Don't forget a manual can opener.

Clothing & Bedding

  • Bring your own change of clothing.
  • Bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
  • Rain gear and boots.

Personal Items

  • Paper towels
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Small towel
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Towelettes
  • Washcloth
  • Etc.

Medications & First-Aid supplies

  • Bring your medications-clearly marked with your name, dosage, type of medication, and prescribing physician. You must be able to take all medications by yourself. Any dressing changes needed.
  • The shelter will be staffed by medical personnel to assist medically-dependent persons to maintain their status during the emergency.
  • Please note: If you are oxygen-dependent, please bring extra oxygen. Shelter staff / Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) cannot top off oxygen tanks.

Important Papers

  • Bring identification and valuable papers (insurance documents, etc.).
  • Have available names and addresses of doctors and the nearest relative not living in the area.


  • The shelter will accommodate service animals.
  • As a pet-friendly shelter, there are limited accommodations for household pets (cats and dogs, no exotic animals).
  • Pet owners must bring:
    • Any pet medications
    • Collar/leash
    • A pet crate
    • Pet food
    • Proof of rabies vaccination
    • Water and food bowls


  • Bring your cell phone and charger.
  • Bring:
    • Batteries
    • Battery-powered radios
    • Cards
    • Flashlights (no candles or lanterns)
    • Games
    • Toys
    • Other reasonable items you may need
  • Take a bath and eat before you leave home.

Not Allowed

Alcoholic beverages or weapons are not allowed. Smoking is not allowed in shelters.