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