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Beat the Heat and Be Sun Safe

During heat spells, making simple changes in your daily activities and staying cool can help you remain safe and healthy. 


Here are a few ways to Beat the Heat:
  • Stay indoors and, if possible, spend time in air-conditioned locations. In Beverly Hills, the Public Library is always available as a cooling center during regular business hours, while Roxbury Park and La Cienega Park Community Centers are opened on an as-needed basis.
  • UPDATED 9/6/22: 

    The following locations are OPEN Monday-Friday this week and provide a cool, air-conditioned environment:

    Roxbury Park Community Center: 8am-9pm

    La Cienega Park Community Center: 8am-9pm

    Beverly Hills Public Library: 9:30am-9:30pm

    🐾Pets may be taken to a designated room at Roxbury Park Community Center & La Cienega Park Community Center today through Friday beginning at 10am.                                                               

    City of Beverly Hills Cooling Center Guidelines for Pets:

  1. Pets must remain in designated 'Pet Cooling Center' rooms at all times.
  2. Dogs must remain on leash at all times.
  3. Felines, reptiles, birds and mammals must remain in their designated crates/terrariums/cages at all times.
  4. Patrons must clean-up after their pets. 
  5. Pets are not to be left unattended at any time.
  6. No pet shall be allowed to become a nuisance or create any unreasonable disturbances inside the Community Center. Please no animals with aggressive behavior. 
  • For a list of LA County cooling centers, please visit the Public Health website at, or call the LA County Information line at 2-1-1 from any landline or cell phone within the county.
  • Drink cool, non-alcoholic beverages often. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink.
  • Avoid unnecessary exertion.
  • If you experience dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst you need to relax in a cooler, shaded place and drink water or a sports drink.
  • More severe symptoms (such as disorientation, pale and clammy skin, a rapid and weak pulse, and/or fast and shallow breathing) may indicate heat exhaustion or impending heat stroke.  Seek immediate medical attention. 


If you must be outdoors:
  • Try to limit your activity to  morning and evening hours when the temperature is cooler.
  • Cut down on exercise.
  • Try and rest often in shady areas.
  • Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and using sunscreen.
  • Wear light-weight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.


Although any one can suffer from heat-related illnesses, the following groups are at greater risk:
  • people aged 65 or older
  • infants and young children
  • people with chronic medical conditions.

NEVER leave a senior, child or pet in a closed car or any vehicle since temperatures can quickly rise to life-threatening levels.

If you know seniors who live alone or people whose immune and/or respiratory systems are not working properly, check on them regularly to make sure they are staying cool.


A full list of County cooling centers can be found here.
  • City of Beverly Hills Shield
  • City of Beverly Hills
  • 455 North Rexford Dr
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
  • (310) 285-1000
  • Monday-Thursday 7:30AM-5:30PM
  • Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM

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