With summer temperatures on the rise, staying safe in the heat is critical. It is necessary to take precautions to ensure that you, your friends and family, neighbors, and pets don’t suffer the effects of extreme heat. Make sure that you stay hydrated as much as possible and try to limit your activities to indoor areas that are air conditioned to avoid possible heat–related illnesses.
City Cooling Centers
**UPDATE AS OF JULY 1, 2015**
Extremely hot weather is expected today through tomorrow. Please note that the City’s Office of Emergency Services is keeping a close eye on conditions. Currently, there are no plans to open a City cooling center. The criteria includes temperatures of 105 degrees or more for three consecutive days WITH night time low temperatures of 75 or above. Currently, we expect hot temperatures for Wednesday, with the high to drop to the mid-90s on Thursday.
If you cannot escape the heat and need somewhere to cool off, 2-1-1 Sacramento provides a list of centers that are open to the public. Remember to take precautions listed below to avoid heat-related illnesses.
Additionally, several City community centers are air-conditioned and open for visitors during regular hours.
George Sim CC
6207 Logan Street
Operating Hours: M-F 10am to 8pm
2450 Meadowview Road
Operating Hours: M, W, F 8:30a to 9:30p
Oak Park CC
3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Operating Hours: M-F 10a to 8pm
South Natomas CC
2921 Truxel Road
Operating Hours: M-F 8:30a to 8pm
3271 Marysville Blvd
Operating Hours: M-F 10a – 8p
Take a Dip
A fun way to beat the heat and cool off is by using any of the 16 pools that are open in the City. Kids swim for as little as $2 per session, adults are $4. Discounts are available. There is free admission at play pools located in Colonial Park, Land Park, Robertson Park, Mama Marks Park, and Bertha Henschel Park. Find the complete list of pools and openings.
Don’t Doubt the Drought
Keep in mind that Sacramento is in a severe drought, so when you are using water to cool down, there are specific guidelines that you should follow to conserve water. One tip to save water is to try to find a dual purpose for your water usage. For example, you could reuse water from a kiddie pool to water your plants as well. Find more information regarding how you can stay cool in the drought.
Make sure to visit our Summer Heat page on other ways to stay when temperatures get hot!