Los Angeles city and county officials Thursday announced they are offering residents a way to ride out the heat wave anticipated this weekend by opening their cooling centers.
The city’s Department of Recreation and Parks and the county’s Emergency Operations Center said cooling centers will be activated starting Friday through the weekend at specified facilities to help residents as temperatures reach above 90 degrees.
Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, capacity is limited and people are should call ahead for the city’s cooling centers to check space availability, Recreation and Parks stated. The centers will follow the county’s Department of Public Health social distancing guidelines during hours of operation.
The cooling centers will be open noon to 8 p.m. from Friday through Monday, located at:
— Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd., 818-386- 9674;
— Slauson Multipurpose Center, 5306 S. Compton Ave., 323-233-1174 or 323-846-5392;
— Canoga Park Senior Citizen Center, 7326 Jordan Ave., 818-340-2633;
— Pecan Recreation Center, 145 S. Pecan St., 323-262-2736; and
— Lafayette Multipurpose Community Center, 625 S. Lafayette Park Place, 213-384-0562.
After the conclusion of the centers’ activation hours, the facilities will continue to follow the citywide park closures restrictions mandated by COVID-19 directives from the County Department of Public Health.
Additional information regarding Los Angeles cooling center facilities is available by calling 311 or by visiting laparks.org/emergency/cooling-center-activation.
Los Angeles County cooling centers will be open at:
— Valleydale Park, 5525 N. Lark Ellen Ave., noon to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday;
— Buena Vista Library, 300 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank, noon to 6 p.m. Friday through Monday;
— Canoga Park Senior Center, 7326 Jordan Ave.; noon to 8 p.m. Friday through Monday;
— Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. noon to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday;
— Grace T. Black Auditorium, 3130 Tyler Ave., El Monte, noon to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday;
— Griffith Manor Park, 1551 Flower St., Glendale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday;
— Pacific Community Center (entrance near outdoor basketball/pickleball courts), 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through Tuesday;
— Pecan Recreation Center, 145 S. Pecan St., noon to 8 p.m. Friday through Monday;
— Salazar Park, 3864 Whittier Blvd., noon to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday;
— Slauson Recreation Center, 5306 Compton Ave. noon to 8 p.m. Friday through Monday;
— Las Palmas Park, 505 S. Huntington St., San Fernando, noon to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday;
— Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd., noon to 8 p.m. Friday through Monday;
— Stevenson Ranch Library, 25950 The Old Road, noon to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday;
— Topanga Library, 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., noon to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday; and
— Quartz Hill Library, 5040 W. Avenue M-2, noon to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Additional information on the county’s cooling centers as well as heat-related illnesses and prevention is at publichealth.lacounty.gov.
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