Places to go and tips to follow to keep cool during hot Sacramento days

As temperatures rise across Sacramento, here are some ways to stay cool and safe during the hottest months:

City of Sacramento spray parks are open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and operate Memorial through Labor Day weekends. Click here for a list of locations.

Visit our local waterways and remember to swim safely! Life jackets are free to rent at the following fire stations:

  • Station 1 — 324 Q St.
  • Station 5 — 731 Broadway
  • Station 8 — 5990 H St.
  • Station 11 — 785 Florin Road
  • Station 15 — 1640 West El Camino Ave.
  • Station 60 — 3301 Julliard Dr.

Community centers and public libraries are open during business hours for people to enjoy the air conditioning. Community centers are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Belle Cooledge Community Center (Tuesday – Friday)
  • Coloma Community Center (Monday – Friday)
  • George Sim Community Center (Monday – Friday)
  • Hart Senior Center (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Joe Mims Jr. Hagginwood Community Center (Monday – Friday)
  • Oak Park Community Center (Monday – Friday)
  • Sam and Bonnie Pannell Community Center (Monday – Friday)
  • South Natomas Community Center (Monday – Friday)

Most Sacramento libraries are open during normal business hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Check the library website for details.

Here are some helpful tips:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take cool showers
  • Limit your pets’ exposure outside and on hot sidewalks
  • Never leave infants or pets inside cars
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing
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