LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks announced today it has activated four cooling centers to help people cope with high temperatures forecast to continue through the weekend.
Although the Safer at Home orders are still in place during the coronavirus pandemic, Recreation and Parks officials said the centers will follow social distancing guidelines during hours of operation.
The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for the Los Angeles area that began late this morning and will remain in effect through 6 p.m. Saturday.
The cooling centers opened at 11 a.m. and will close at 6 p.m., with the same hours of operation on Saturday, at:
-- the Lincoln Heights Senior Center, 2323 Workman St., 323-225-9339;
-- Mid-Valley Senior Center at the Sepulveda Recreation Center, 8825 Kester Ave., Panorama City, 818-892-0892;
-- Robert Wilkinson Multipurpose Center, 8956 Vanalden Ave. in Northridge, 818-756-7741; and
-- Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd., 818-386- 9674.
After the conclusion of the cooling centers' activation hours, the facilities will continue to follow the citywide park closures and restrictions mandated by Safer at Home orders and the county Department of Public Health orders until further notice, Recreation and Parks officials said.
More information about the facilities is available by calling 311 or the Recreation and Parks public information office at 213-202-2700, or visiting www.laparks.org.
Other locations have been opened across Los Angeles County:
210 N. Chapel Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Buena Vista Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91505
Colonel Leon Washington Park
8908 South Maie Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90002
Lincoln Heights Senior Center
2323 Workman St.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Robert M Wilkinson Multipurpose Center
8956 Vanalden Ave.
Northridge, CA 91324
Mid-Valley Senior Center
8825 Kester Ave.
Panorama City, CA 91402
Robinson Park Community Center
1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 9110
Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
El Cariso Community Regional Park
13100 Hubbard St.
Sylmar, CA 91342
Whittier Community Center
7630 Washington Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602