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Mayor announces opening of local cooling centers


Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced the opening of nine cooling centers in the City of Los Angeles and urged Angelenos to also take advantage of libraries, Recreation and Parks facilities, and senior centers to escape dangerous temperatures in the upcoming days.

“Angelenos need a place to go for relief from extreme heat – especially those who are most vulnerable to the effects of high temperatures,” said Garcetti. “Our city’s libraries, recreation centers, and senior centers are all part of our network of cooling centers, and they are always available to residents during normal business hours. We’re adding hours at centers this week so that anyone who needs help can stay cool, healthy, and safe.”

The City’s recreation and senior centers and libraries will be open during regular operating hours. Information on hydration stations and tips for staying cool is available at and in Spanish at, or by calling 311.

Cooling centers can be found in the following locations through Sept. 5 between 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.:

  • South Los Angeles Sports Activity Center: 7020 S. Figueroa St.
  • Jim Gilliam Recreation Center: 4000 S. La Brea Ave.
  • Westwood Recreation Center: 1350 S Sepulveda Blvd.
  • Westchester Senior Center: 7000 W Manchester Ave.
  • Lincoln Park Recreation Center: 3501 Valley Blvd.
  • Lafayette Recreation Center: 625 S. Lafayette Park Pl.