Beat the heat web banner 7-5-18

The weather’s great in Anaheim, but it can get hot!

When it does, you can take some basic steps to keep cool.


  • Hydrate early by drinking 16 ounces of water before heat peaks
  • Drink more than usual while outdoors, about 8 ounces every 20 minutes or so
  • Pace yourself and do less than usual in high heat
  • Wear light colors and loose fitting clothes
  • Seek shade regularly


At home

  • Drink plenty of liquids
  • Put off running appliances or using your oven until late in the day
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed during the hottest part of the day
  • Use fans to circulate air
  • Put a cold, damp towel around your neck for short-term relief
  • Put a bowl of ice in front of a nearby fan

Know the signs

Heat stroke and other impacts can occur when you get too hot. The warning signs:

  • Dry, hot, red skin
  • It’s really hot, but you’re not sweating
  • Rapid pulse
  • Confusion
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Cramps
  • Sweating beyond normal for a hot day

Get cool

Anaheim’s parks are always great to visit, and during heat waves they also serve as places to get cool.


Click here for a list of Anaheim’s parks.

Our community centers and libraries are normally open as cooling centers, but are currently closed to the public due to coronavirus. 

Given the Labor Day weekend heatwave, the Downtown Anaheim Youth Center gymnasium will be open on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5 and 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

We'll be conducting health screenings upon entry and practicing social distancing along with other best health practices to help keep everyone healthy.

Please plan to bring your own form of entertainment such as a book, tablet or activity.  


Central Library (Closed)
500 W. Broadway
(714) 765-1880
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Canyon Hills Branch (Closed)
400 Scout Trail
(714) 765-6444
Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fridays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

East Anaheim Branch (Closed)
8201 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road
(714) 765-3887
Monday-Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursdays: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Euclid Branch (Closed)
1340 S. Euclid St.
(714) 765-3625
Monday-Thursday: noon to 8 p.m.
Fridays: noon to 6 p.m.

Haskett Branch (Closed)
2650 W. Broadway
(714) 765-5075
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: noon to 6 p.m.

Ponderosa Joint-Use Branch (Closed)
240 E. Orangewood Ave.
(714) 740-0202
Monday-Thursday: 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunkist Branch (Closed)
901 S. Sunkist
Monday-Thursday: noon to 8 p.m.
Fridays: noon to 6 p.m.


Brookhurst Community Center (Closed)
2271 W. Crescent Ave.
(714) 765-3373
Monday-Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fridays: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Downtown Anaheim Community Center (Closed)
250 E. Center St.
(714) 765-4500
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sundays: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

East Anaheim Community Center (Closed)
8201 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road
(714) 765-3904
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Miraloma Park Family Resource Center (Closed)
2600 E. Miraloma Way
(714) 765-6490
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ponderosa Park Family Resource Center (Closed)
320 E. Orangewood Ave.
Monday-Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesdays: 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fridays:  8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

West Anaheim Youth Center (Closed)
320 S. Beach Blvd.
(714) 765-6400
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.