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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Heat is back: stay cool Anaheim

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 24 2018) — We are in for another round of heat this week with temperatures expected to hit the 100 mark on Wednesday and hover in the 90s throughout the week. 

Thankfully, there are some easy ways to keep cool in Anaheim.

Our community centers and libraries serve as cooling centers for those who want to conserve energy or don’t have air conditioning at home.

The shady trees and shelters of Anaheim's parks also can provide relief from the hot sun. 

Below you'll find tips on coping with the heat as well as hours and locations of our community centers and libraries.


  • 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 community centers, libraries and parks are always great to visit, and during heat waves they also serve as places to get cool


Central Library
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
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
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: noon to 8 p.m.
Fridays: noon to 6 p.m.

Haskett Branch
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
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
Monday-Thursday: noon to 8 p.m.
Fridays: noon to 6 p.m.


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.


Click here for a list of Anaheim's parks

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