Heat Wave: Seattle Cooling Shelter Locations Announced

Heat Wave: Seattle Cooling Shelter Locations Announced

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The National Weather Service has issued an Heat Advisory for Seattle and surrounding areas for this week.

As summer temperatures hover near 90s degrees over the coming days, the City of Seattle is providing information on how to stay safe in the heat and the locations of public spaces that may be used to stay cool during the high temperatures.

“With rising temperatures in Seattle this week, the City has many places to stay cool. As a reminder, drink plenty of water, reduce strenuous outdoor activities, check on neighbors and those at risk for heat-related illness, and don’t leave any pets in the car,” said Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan.

Stay Hydrated

  • Drink plenty of water. Have a beverage with you at all times, and sip or drink frequently. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
  • Reduce, eliminate, or re-schedule strenuous outdoor activities without air conditioning if you can. If you normally exercise outdoors – as recommended – either in the early morning or late evening hours.
  • Avoid drinks with caffeine, alcohol and large amounts of sugar because they can dehydrate your body.

Protect Pets

Pets are especially vulnerable in high heat and the Seattle Animal Shelter recommends the following:

  • Never leave your animal unattended in direct sunlight. Provide a shady area for retreat and remember shaded areas move with the sun. Provide access to cool water at all times.
  • If you leave animals indoors, open screened windows, keep a fan running, provide plenty of water, and, if possible, leave them in a cool location.
  • Never leave animals unattended in a vehicle. Temperatures rise quickly leaving them trapped and unable to escape the heat. Under Washington state law an animal control officer or law enforcement officer has the authority to remove an animal from a vehicle by any means necessary if the animal is suffering or is likely to suffer from exposure to excessive heat and the owner may be charged with animal cruelty.
  • Avoid overexerting your animal in hot weather. Exercise is fine when taken in moderation, but extreme heat conditions, obesity, old age, breed and underlying disease can predispose an animal to the risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Hot pavement can quickly burn sensitive paws.
  • For birds, take caution and place the bird’s cage away from direct sunlight during the intense heat of the afternoon. Provide water and fruits and vegetables with high moisture content.
  • Smaller furred pets such as rabbits and guinea pigs can overheat easily. Snacks such as cucumber, melon or any watery vegetable can help keep them hydrated. Frozen water bottles can give them something cool to lie next to or near.

Libraries

The following Seattle Public Library locations are equipped with air conditioning and serve as cooling centers when the area experiences extreme heat. Please call the individual location before you go to verify open hours:

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Ballard (5614 22nd Ave. N.W.) – 206-684-4089

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Broadview (12755 Greenwood Ave. N.) – 206-684-7519

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Delridge (5423 Delridge Way S.W.) – 206-733-9125

Monday and Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday: Closed, Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Greenwood (8016 Greenwood Ave. N.) – 206-684-4086

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • High Point (3411 S.W. Raymond St.) – 206-684-7454

Monday and Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday and Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday and Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday: Closed, Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Magnolia (2801 34th Ave. W.) – 206-386-4225

Monday and Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday: Closed, Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday and Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday: Closed, Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • New Holly (7058 32nd Ave. S.) – 206-386-1905

Monday and Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday: Closed, Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Northgate (10548 5th Ave. N.E.) – 206-386-1980

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday and Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday and Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday: Closed, Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Seattle Center

The Seattle Center Armory is equipped with air conditioning and will serve as a cooling center when the area experiences extreme heat. View the campus map PDF.

  • Seattle Center Armory (Open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday)
  • International Fountain
  • Fountain of Creation (Dupen Fountain)

Senior Centers
The following senior centers have air conditioning or are relatively cool and are open to the public. Please call the individual location before you go for open hours:

  • Asian Counseling and Referral Service Senior Center (3639 Martin Luther King Way S.) – 206-695-7600
  • Ballard NW Senior Center (5429 32nd Ave. NW) – 206-297-0403
  • Central Area Senior Center (500 30th Ave. S) – 206-726-4926
  • Greenwood Senior Center (525 N. 85th Street) – 206-297-0875
  • International Drop-In Center (7301 Beacon Ave. S.) – 206-587-3735
  • Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank (85 Pike St, #200) – 206-728-2773
  • The Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon St) – 206-932-4044
  • Southeast Seattle Senior Center (4655 South Holly St) – 206-722-0317
  • South Park Senior Center (8201 10th Ave. S. #4) – 206-767-2544
  • Sunshine Garden Chinese Senior Community Center (611 S. Lane St.) housed in the Chinese Information and Service Center – 206-624-5633
  • Wallingford Community Senior Center (4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Suite 140) – 206-461-7825

Pools and Water Areas

Four-day-a-week Wading Pools open noon to 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted

  • Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. SW, Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat, noon to 6:30 p.m. through August 18
  • Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N, Tue/Wed/Thurs/Fri through August 17
  • South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave. S, Mon/Tue/Wed/Thurs through August 16

Three-day-a-week Wading Pools (all are open from noon to 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted):

  • Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave., noon to 6:30 p.m., Fri/Sat/Sun through August 19
  • Dahl Playfield, 7700 25th Ave. NE, Tues/Wed/Thurs through August 16
  • East Queen Anne, 160 Howe St., Sun/Mon/Tue through August 19
  • E.C. Hughes, 2805 SW Holden St., Wed/Thu/Fri through August 17
  • Soundview, 1590 NW 90th St., Sat/Sun/Mon through August 19
  • Wallingford, 4219Wallingford Ave. N, Wed/Thu/Fri through August 17
  • Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way SW, Sun/Mon/Tue, noon to 6:30 p.m. through August 19

Two-day-a-week Wading Pools (all are open noon to 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

  • Beacon Hill, 1902 13th Ave. S, Wed/Thurs through August 16
  • Gilman Playground, 926 NW 54th St., Fri/Sat through August 18
  • Peppi’s Playground, 3233 E Spruce St., Mon/Tue through August 14
  • Powell Barnett Park, 352 Martin Luther King Way, Sat/Sun through August 19
  • Ravenna Park, 5520 Ravenna Ave. NE, Fri/Sat through August 18
  • Sandel Playground, 9053 1st Ave. NW, Tue/Wed, noon to 6:30 p.m. through August 15
  • View Ridge Playfield, 4408 NE 70th St., Mon/Sun through August 19

Daily Wading Pools (all are open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through September 3 unless otherwise noted):

  • Green Lake, N 73rd and E Green Lake Dr. N
  • Lincoln Park, 8600 Fauntleroy Ave. SW
  • Magnuson, eastern end of NE 65th St., 12:15 to 6:30 p.m. through August 26
  • Van Asselt, 2820 S Myrtle St.
  • Volunteer Park, 1400 E Galer St

Daily Water Spray Parks (all are open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through September 3):

  • Ballard Commons, 5701 22nd Ave. NW
  • Beacon Mountain at Jefferson Park, 3901 Beacon Ave. S
  • John C. Little, 6961 37th Ave. S
  • Lower Judkins, 2150 S Norman St.
  • Georgetown Playfield, 750 S Homer St.
  • Highland Park, 1100 SW Cloverdale
  • Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N
  • Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E
  • Northacres Park, 12800 1st Ave. NE
  • Pratt Park, 1800 S Main St.
  • Yesler Terrace Park, 917 E Yesler Way

Lifeguarded Beaches (noon to 7 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays)

  • Matthews, 9300 51st Ave. NE through September 5
  • Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E through September 5
  • Mt. Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S through September 5
  • Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S through September 5
  • West Green Lake, 7312 W Green Lake Dr. through September 5
  • East Green Lake, 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N through August 28
  • Magnuson, park entrance at NE 65th and Sand Point Way NE through August 28
  • Madrona, 853 Lake Washington Blvd. through August 28
  • Pritchard Beach, 8400 55th S through August 28

Outdoor Pools

  • “Pop” Mounger Pool, 2535 32nd W, daily, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., call 206-684-4708 for public swim times. Open through September 9.
  • Colman Pool, 8603 Fauntleroy Way SW, daily, noon to 7 p.m., call 206-684-7494 for public swim times. Open through September 3 and on Sept. 8-9.

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