UPDATE: The City of West Hollywood has decided to extend the operating hours of its cooling center until 9 p.m. tonight (Monday, July 9)
With temperatures expected to climb across Southern California over the next few days, the City of West Hollywood is providing a cooling center at Plummer Park’s Community Center Senior Lounge, located at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
The cooling center will be open Thursday through Sunday. The hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Open hours will be extended for additional days if high temperatures persist.
High heat can make the weather dangerous as well as uncomfortable. 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.
The cooling center is available for quiet activities. People using it are encouraged to bring books or board games. Staff members at Plummer Park are available to direct people to the Senior Lounge.
Community members may also visit the West Hollywood Library, which serves as a Los Angeles County cooling center. Regular hours for the West Hollywood Library are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The City of West Hollywood provides free transportation to Plummer Park and to the West Hollywood Library through its CityLine service. CityLine is an alternative to the larger bus system and all shuttles are ADA-accessible. CityLine operates Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and shuttles arrive approximately every 30 minutes. For additional information and a detailed route map, visit www.weho.org/cityline. Route maps are also available on CityLine shuttles and at West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Blvd. at Sweetzer.