Places to Cool in Contra Costa County and Tips to Stay Safe During High Heat Events

Post Date: 06/16/2021 9:06 AM City of Lafayette

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory and Warning for the rest of this week through Friday, June 18, 2021.

Here are County Employment & Human Services locations in Contra Costa County to cool off during high heat this week:

Antioch: 4545 Delta Fair Blvd.
Hercules: 151 Linus Pauling
Martinez: 40 Douglas Drive
Pleasant Hill: 400 Ellinwood Way
Richmond: 1305 Macdonald

EHSD offices are open Wednesday, June 16, through Friday, June 18, from 8 am to 5 pm. See also EHSD Places to Cool (PDF) and Places to Cool in Spanish (PDF).

Contra Costa County Libraries will also serve as cooling centers. Visit ccclib.org for addresses and hours of operation, or call 1-800-984-4636 for assistance: Antioch, Prewett in Antioch, Bay Point, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Crockett, Danville, El Sobrante, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pittsburg, San Pablo, Dougherty Station in San Ramon, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. 

Additional Cooling Locations in Contra Costa County 
Call first to confirm hours.

Antioch
Antioch Senior Center, 415 W. 2nd Street, Antioch
Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch
Open Wednesday to Friday, June 16-18, from 12 pm to 6 pm. 

Brentwood
Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak Street, Brentwood (925) 516-5444
Open Wednesday to Friday, June 16-18, 12 pm to 7 pm

Concord
Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord   (925) 671-3320

Martinez
Martinez Senior Center, 818 Green Street, Martinez   (925) 370-8770

Oakley
Oakley Recreation Center St, 1250 O’Hara Ave, Oakley, (925) 625-7041
Open Wednesday to Friday, June 16-18, from 9 am to 4 pm

Pittsburg
Pittsburg Senior Center, 300 Presidio Lane (925) 252-4890
Open Thursday, June 17, from 11 AM to 6 PM. Call to check hours.

TIPS TO PREVENT heat-related symptoms: 

  • Drink water. Sip all day; do not wait until you are thirsty.
  • Do not leave children or pets in vehicles.
  • Limit physical activity and wear a hat outside, preferably with a wide brim.
  • Keep shades drawn, and blinds closed, but windows should be slightly open.
  • Open windows to cooling breezes in the evening.

See Cooling Tips to Survive Summer Heat (PDF).

High temperatures can cause serious health problems. See Contra Costa Health Services information on Heat and Your Health.

 
 
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