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Tips for staying cool during the hot weather

Hot weather is following us until the end of the weekend.

The City’s Office of Emergency Services is keeping a close eye on conditions. We have a weather response plan that calls for increased action and outreach to residents and vulnerable populations once a certain weather threshold has been reached.

Currently, there are no plans to open a City Cooling Center. The criteria for opening one includes temperatures of 105 degrees or more for three consecutive days with night time low temperatures of 75 or above. Weekend weather is being forecast as three days of temperatures in the 100-103 degree range, with overnight lows between 65 and 66 degrees.

Here are some helpful tips to beat the heat

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take cool showers
  • Keep pets in mind, limit exposure, on hot sidewalks
  • Never leave infants or pets inside cars
  • Limit your exposure to the sun – stay indoors or go a public place that is air conditioned
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing

Public Facilities to Stay Cool In

The City of Sacramento operates 13 pools and 4 play pools across the Sacramento Area.

Spray Parks operate Memorial through Labor Day weekends.

Community Centers operate with a focus on health and fitness, sports, youth programs such as after school and summer camps; as well as a variety of Active Adult and Senior programs. Click on the chart below for Community Center locations and hours.

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Sacramento Public Library offers 30 locations in the area where you can stay cool and catch up on reading, utilize digital services, and a variety of other community services. Click on the flyer below for Sacramento Public Library hours and locations.

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Other “cool” things to do:

  • Watch new releases in a movie theater
  • Do a little shopping in the mall
  • Grab a bite to eat in one of our many Farm-to-Fork restaurants

Make sure to visit our Summer Heat page for things you can do to stay cool during the heat waves.

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