Here are places to go and tips to ‘beat the heat’ this summer

Sacramento may not get much humidity, but it has no shortage of soaring temperatures.

Summers here can be notoriously hot, even after the Delta Breeze kicks in. With that in mind, here are some tips to stay cool and safe during the hottest months:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take cool showers
  • Limit your pets’ exposure outside and on hot sidewalks
  • Never leave infants or pets inside cars
  • Limit your exposure to the sun – stay indoors or go to a public place that is air conditioned
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing
  • If you’re headed to area waterways, remember to always wear a life jacket

The City operates lifeguarded pools at locations throughout the city during summer months. Free spray parks are located in many Sacramento parks.

Most Sacramento libraries are open during normal business hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and offer a great place to sit in a cool-air space. Check the library website for details.

The City’s Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Community Response also distributes water to people experiencing homelessness during the high temperatures.

Please note: City of Sacramento community centers currently are not open to the public as they are being utilized for Youth, Parks, & Community Enrichment summer programming.

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