Extended Hours for Cooling Centers as Temperatures Continue To Rise

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The following six locations will have extended hours and be open until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 8, Wednesday, September 9, and Thursday, September 10, 2015:

Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Avenue
Silverado Community Center, 1545 West 31st Street
El Dorado West Community Center, 2800 Studebaker Road
Cesar Chavez Community Center, 401 Golden Avenue
McBride (Cal Rec) Community Center, 1550 Martin Luther King Avenue
Long Beach Senior Center, 1150 East 4th Street

Community Centers at City Parks serve as air-conditioned Cooling Centers during their normal operating hours; a complete listing of these facilities and normal hours of operations can be found here.

Many stores, malls, theaters and libraries offer air-conditioned environments. Long Beach public libraries are open from noon until 7:00 pm on Tuesday (until 8:00 pm at the Main Library, 101 Pacific Avenue), until 6:00 pm on Wednesday, and until 7:00 pm on Thursday. A list of library locations is available here.

Remember to follow our tips to help you stay cool when the temperature rises.

View information on cooling centers in other cities within Los Angeles County.

To provide the public with relief from the heat, City of Long Beach facilities are used as cooling centers. These include libraries and recreation centers, where residents can sit and enjoy the air conditioning during normal business hours of the facility.

In some cases (such as during a heat wave), the City may extend cooling center hours at certain locations. When open, hours and locations of these facilities will be posted here, and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.