When Cooling Centers Activate
During extended periods of excessive heat, LA City opens dedicated cooling centers and posts locations and hours of operations here as well as on @ReadyLA social media platforms and other City websites. (Locations subject to change).
Many of these will be at City Recreation and Parks facilities, all of which offer shelter and cooling during regular business hours, throughout the summer.
When it's hot outside, the more than 70 LA City Public Library branches around the City are all also available for cooling and shelter during their regular business hours.
For dedicated centers in nearby portions of LA County - and City cooling centers once activated - see the interactive map (or download a full list) at:
Find a list of hydration stations, plus more tips on how to deal with Extreme Heat
Pets at Cooling Centers
When activated, LA City's Recreation and Parks’ facilities are pet-friendly cooling centers. Dogs must be on a leash and all pets must be accompanied by their owner at all times. Kennels will be provided upon request. For more information, email Rap.PublicInfo@lacity.org -- or call 3-1-1.
For most-current info on LA City cooling facilities:
Call 3-1-1 within the City
Call the Recreation & Parks Dept. general info line - (213) 202-2700
Call the LA Public Library Information Office - (213) 228-7555
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.