Glendale Community Centers Remain Open as Cooling Stations

Based on current weather forecasts, the City of Glendale’s community centers will operate as cooling centers through Friday, July 27  to help residents stay cool. Each cooling station location will have ice water and cups, as well as free recreation rooms.

Community center sites and times are as follows:

Adult Recreation Center

201 E. Colorado St. Glendale, CA 91205

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. |Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Maple Park Community Center

820 E. Maple St. Glendale, CA 91205

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. |Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pacific Community Center

501 S. Pacific Ave. Glendale, CA 91204

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. |Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sparr Heights Community Center

1613 Glencoe Way, Glendale, CA 91208

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. |Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Those who plan to be outdoors should take precautions to protect themselves from the sun and heat.

  • Avoid the sun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the burning rays are strongest.
  • Reduce physical activity.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and light colored lightweight, loose-fitting clothes when you are outdoors.
  • Avoid hot, heavy meals that include proteins.
  • Set your air conditioner between 75° to 80°. If you don’t have air-conditioning take a cool shower twice a day and visit a public air conditioned facility.
  • Drink plenty of fluids even if you are not thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • Use sun screen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 if you need to be in the sun.
  • Stay in shade whenever working outdoors.
  • Don’t forget about your pets, they need plenty of water and shade.

Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, rapid heartbeat, muscle cramps and increased thirst. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention or call 911.