Mayor Garcetti Announces the Opening of Nine Cooling Centers Around LA

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the opening of nine cooling centers in the City of Los Angeles and urged Angelenos to also take advantage of libraries, Recreation and Parks facilities, and senior centers to escape dangerous temperatures in the upcoming days.

“Angelenos need a place to go for relief from extreme heat – especially those who are most vulnerable to the effects of high temperatures,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Our City’s libraries, recreation centers, and senior centers are all part of our network of cooling centers, and they are always available to residents during normal business hours. We’re adding hours at nine centers this week so that anyone who needs help can stay cool, healthy, and safe.”

The City’s recreation and senior centers and libraries will be open during regular operating hours. Information on hydration stations and tips for staying cool is available at and in Spanish at, or by calling 311.

Cooling centers can be found in the following locations from 8/31 to 9/5 between 10:00 am – 9:00 pm:

  • South Los Angeles Sports Activity Center: 7020 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90003

  • Jim Gilliam Recreation Center: 4000 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90008

  • Westwood Recreation Center: 1350 S Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025

  • Westchester Senior Center: 7000 W Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045

  • Lincoln Park Recreation Center: 3501 Valley Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90031

  • Lafayette Recreation Center: 625 S. Lafayette Park Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90031

  • Canoga Park Senior Center: 7326 Jordan Ave. Canoga Park, CA 91303

  • Mid Valley Senior Center: 8825 Kester Ave. Panorama City, CA 91402

  • Sylmar Recreation Center: 13109 Borden Ave. Sylmar, CA 91342