With temperatures high and forecast to remain so through 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. west of Fuller Avenue.
The cooling center will be open today through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Cooling center 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 visitors to take precautions to keep as cool as possible throughout the warm summer months. 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 the cooling center 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. Cityline is an accessible 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. 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 that pets and children are particularly vulnerable to high-heat conditions and may suffer and die when left unattended in a parked vehicle. 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.
For additional tips on coping with hot weather, please visit the city’s cooling center website page.
For more information regarding the City of West Hollywood’s cooling center, please call (323) 848-6308. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.