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Beat the Heat! Visit a Cooling Center.

Beat the heat this weekend at City of LA cooling centers!

Temperatures this Labor Day weekend are predicted to be as high as 112 degrees in parts of Los Angeles! You’re invited to beat the heat this weekend, at one of the cooling centers that the Dept of Recreation & Parks is activating now through Monday, September 7, 2020.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements capacity at these centers is diminished, so it is a good idea to call ahead to check space availability. The centers will all follow the LA County Public Health social distancing guidelines during hours of operation. Reasonable accommodations for access and communications are available.

Cooling centers will be open Friday, September 4, 2020 through Monday, September 7, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the following Recreation and Parks locations:

Canoga Park Senior Citizen Center
7326 Jordan Ave. Canoga Park, CA 91303
(818) 340-2633

South Los Angeles Sports Activity Center:
7020 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, 90003
(323) 758-8716 or (323) 758-5634

Lake View Terrace Recreation Center:
11075 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
(818) 899-8087

Normandale Recreation Center:
22400 South Halldale Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 328-3689

Lafayette Multipurpose Community Center:
625 South Lafayette Park Place, Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 384-0562

After the conclusion of the centers’ activation hours, the facilities will continue to follow the citywide park closures restrictions mandated by City’s Safer L.A. directives and the LA County Public Health orders until further notice.

Additional information regarding L.A. City cooling center facilities is available at https://www.laparks.org/emergency/cooling-center-activation. You may also get more info by phoning 3-1-1 from any mobile or landline phone in the Los Angeles area, or by calling the Recreation and Parks Public Information Office at (213) 202-2700.

For more tips on how to stay cool in this heatwave, visit the City of LA Emergency Management Department’s page at: https://emergency.lacity.org/heat

Don’t forget to take special care with your pets this weekend, too! LA Animal Services recommends that you:

1. Not leave pets in a hot car
2. Avoid hot surfaces, which can burn your pet’s feet
3. Give all your pets extra water
4. Don’t leave any pets outdoors for a long time
5. Know the signs of overheating

Please don’t hesitate to contact Animal Services at 1-888-452-7381 if you have questions about keeping your pets safe in this heat!

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