If you need to cool off, the City of LA offers cooling centers where you can beat the heat. These cooling centers are in LA City facilities where you can enjoy recreation programming or a good book while you cool off. Cooling centers are open and available during regular hours of operation unless otherwise noted. The City Department on Disability works to provide reasonable accommodation to ensure accessibility and effective communications for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs at cooling centers. You can call 3-1-1 from within LA City or use the links below to find out more about cooling center locations and hours of operation.
For additional locations and information on how to “Beat the Heat”, visit: emergency.lacity.org/heat.
Cooling Centers will be open Friday, July 31, 2020 and Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the following Recreation and Parks locations. Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements capacity is diminished, everyone is encouraged to call ahead to check availability.
Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Slauson Multipurpose Center
5306 South Compton Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90011
(323) 233-1174, (323) 846-5392
Lafayette Multipurpose Community Center
625 South Lafayette Park Place, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Robert M. Wilkinson Multi-Purpose Center
8956 Vanalden Ave. Northridge, CA 91324
COVID-19 guidelines will apply: Social Distancing Protocol for Cooling Center PDF. For more information on County operated Cooling Centers, please visit: ready.lacounty.gov/heat. After the conclusion of the centers’ activation hours, the facilities will continue to follow the citywide park closures restrictions mandated by City’s Safer L.A. directives and the LA County Public Health orders until further notice.
Recreation and Park facilities are physically accessible and will work in coordination with the Department of Disability to provide reasonable accommodation to ensure programmatic accessibility and effective communication for people with disabilities.
Information regarding City facilities is available:
By calling 3-1-1
By calling the Recreation and Parks Public Information Office at (213) 202-2700
Or by visiting www.laparks.org
COVID-19 related questions and comments, please call 213-978-1028 or 3-1-1.
Recreation and Parks Facilities
Some of our Recreation and Parks facilities are being used as shelters during this time. For more information, please visit https://www.laparks.org/covid-19/shelter
Library facilities are closed until further notice, please check their website https://www.lapl.org/branches for updates and free online resources.
L.A. County Facilities
Los Angeles County and neighboring cities also provide heat related information on their website. For more information, call LA County 2-1-1 or visit the LA County website for a listing of active cooling centers: lacounty.gov/heat.