City of Los Angeles – cooling centers

Cooling Centers

Emergency Management Department
James Featherstone, General Manager
200 North Spring Street, Room 1533, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Telephone: 213-978-2222
TTY: 213-473-6296 Web

To provide the public with relief from the heat, City of Los Angeles facilities are utilized as cooling centers. Those facilities include Senior Citizen Centers, Recreation and Parks facilities, and Libraries.

Information regarding City facilities is available:

Hours vary by facility, please check with the facility for their current hours of operation.  Some locations may be closed during normal business hours.

Other information can be found at:

If you plan to be outdoors, please take precautions to protect yourself 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.
  • Use sun screen with a sun protection factor of at least 15 if you need to be in the sun.
  • Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst.


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