With another wave of high heat in Southern California, the City of West Hollywood has reopened its cooling center at Plummer Park.
The cooling center is located in the park’s Community Center senior lounge, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. It was open today and will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The open hours will be extended if the heat wave persists.
The cooling center is available for quiet activities. People are encouraged to bring books or board games. Staff members at Plummer Park are available to direct people to the Senior Lounge.
The City of West Hollywood provides free transportation to Plummer Park through its CityLine service, an alternative to the larger bus system with shuttles that are ADA-accessible. CityLine operates Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and shuttles arrive approximately every 30 minutes. Additional information and a detailed route map are available online. Route maps are also available on CityLine shuttles and at West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Blvd. at Sweetzer
The City reminds residents and community members to take precautions to keep as cool as possible during hot days. If possible, stay out of the sun; avoid strenuous activity; drink plenty of water, and wear lightweight clothing.
Pets and children are particularly vulnerable to high-heat conditions. On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked vehicle can soar to 120 degrees in just minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes — even with windows cracked open. Think twice before ever leaving a child or a pet in a parked vehicle, even for just a moment.