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Published on June 22, 2024
Glendale Sets Up Cooling Centers to Shield Residents from Scorching Weekend HeatSource: Google Street View

As Glendale braces for a scorching weekend, city officials are setting up relief in the form of cooling centers, ready to help residents dodge the dangerous heat. According to a recent announcement, the Community Services & Parks Department is transforming four community hubs into havens from the hash rays between Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23.

With temperatures expected to climb, designated sites like the Adult Recreation Center and Sparr Heights Community Center will welcome Glendale's population, along with their pets – which must be kept on a leash. Looking for cooling relief and a splash? The city's also keeping its water features like the splash pad at Cerritos Park in full flow, providing extra respite from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily.

The operating hours of the cooling centers vary by location, for example, the Pacific Community Center and the Adult Recreation Center will be open from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily throughout the activation period. Full details on the locations and timings can be found on the city's website, along with crucial tips to prevent heat-related illnesses, which include avoiding the sun during peak hours, reducing physical activity, and staying hydrated.

It's not just about keeping cool, but also staying safe in elevated temperatures. Warning signs of dehydration and heat cramps such as dizziness, fatigue, and muscle cramps should be heeded immediately with medical attention or by calling 911. Glendale, a bustling community with over 200,000 residents, values the well-being of its people and the activation of these cooling centers is a testament to that commitment, even as the sun bares down with persistence.