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The Glendale Cooling Center is Open

The Glendale Cooling Center is Open

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Glendale, CA - In anticipation of this week’s heat wave, the City of Glendale Community Services & Parks Department is activating the Adult Recreation Center as a cooling center beginning today through Saturday, August 13, 2022.

The City of Glendale is highly encouraging those who do not have a cool place to be during the hottest time of the day to come to Adult Recreation Center’s lounge to cool off. Social distancing protocols will be observed; participants must wear a face covering at all times while in the cooling center.  Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash at all times.

If you plan to be outdoors, please take precautions to protect yourself from the sun and heat.

  • Avoid the sun from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 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.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, even if you are not thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • Use sunscreen 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.

The Community Services & Parks Department also has the Cooling Fan Assistance Program available to eligible seniors who live within the boundaries of the City of Glendale.  The program’s goal is to help low-income seniors in Glendale keep cool when the temperatures rise.  The program provides one free fan to elderly residents 60 years of age or older who live in the City of Glendale and meet other eligibility requirements.

For more information and eligibility criteria regarding the Cooling Fan Assistance Program, please call (818) 548-3775.

Cooling Center Dates, Hours of Operation, and Locations:

Dates: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 through Saturday, August 13, 2022.


Adult Recreation Center


201 E. Colorado St. 

Glendale, CA 91205

Phone Number:

(818) 548-3775



Hours of Operation:


10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.