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

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


Outdoors

  • 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.

PARKS

Click here for a list of Anaheim’s parks.

Our community centers and libraries are also open as cooling centers, here's a list of locations and hours.

LIBRARIES 

Central Library 
500 W. Broadway
(714) 765-1880
Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Canyon Hills Branch
400 Scout Trail
(714) 765-6444
Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fridays: 11 a.m. to 6 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
1340 S. Euclid St.
(714) 765-3625
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 1 to 7 p.m.

Haskett Branch 
2650 W. Broadway
(714) 765-5075
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. 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
901 S. Sunkist
(714) 765-3576
Tuesday-Thursday: 1 to 7 p.m.

COMMUNITY CENTERS

Brookhurst Community Center 
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
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
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
2600 E. Miraloma Way
(714) 765-6490
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ponderosa Park Family Resource Center
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
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.

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