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Beat the Summer Heat

The month of June brought us many grey mornings with cool temperatures going into this first week of July. But don’t let that June gloom fool you, because this weekend’s temperature is coming in hot with forecasted heat hitting and exceeding 100 degrees! In an effort to help Glendale stay cool, the City is opening up four community centers to help you beat the heat!

Community center sites and times are as follows:

Adult Recreation Center

201 E. Colorado St. Glendale, CA 91205

Monday-Thursday 8 am to 8 pm |Friday 8 am to 5 pm

Maple Park Community Center

820 E. Maple St. Glendale, CA 91205

Monday-Thursday 9 am to 8 pm | Friday 9 am to 5 pm

Pacific Community Center

501 S. Pacific Ave. Glendale, CA 91204

Monday-Friday 9 am to 9 pm | Saturday 9 am to 9 pm

Sparr Heights Community Center

1613 Glencoe Way, Glendale, CA 91208

Monday-Thursday 8 am to 8 pm | Friday 8 am to 5 pm

The facilities are fully equipped with activities for the whole community to enjoy while they cool down. Each location will have ice water and cups as well as recreational activities. The TV lounge will be available at Adult Recreation Center and at Sparr Heights, while the recreation room will be open at Maple Park and Pacific.

Additionally, here are some helpful tips on how to stay cool when your clothes feel like they’re melting:

  • Stay hydrated: Drink lots of water!

  • Avoid: Alcohol, tea, coffee, and hot spicy foods. They can make dehydration worse.

  • Be Cool: stay indoors and make use of fans or air conditioners.

  • Dress down: Wear light weight and sun smart clothing.

  • Shade: wear a hat and sunscreen or take an umbrella with you when you’re outside.

  • Eat Fresh: No, not Subway- try eating cold foods like salad or fruit.

  • Rest: Make sure you get enough sleep and rest is you feel tired.

  • Soak: take a cool shower or bath to help you cool down.

  • Swim: If you don’t want to soak in the shower, try the pool! Just remember to put on sunscreen and stay hydrated. If you don’t have access to a pool, the Pacific Community Pool is open for the public! *Swimsuits required.

* Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, rapid heartbeat, muscle cramps and increased thirst. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention or call 911.


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