San Francisco Activates Cooling Centers for Tuesday September 26 to Thursday September 28

Dear Colleagues,

The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting elevated temperatures for San Francisco from Tuesday September 26 through Thursday September 28.  Temperatures may reach the low to mid 90s during this time period.  Hot temperatures over the course of several days will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Please check on neighbors, family members, and friends.

The public is urged to take measures to stay healthy and safe during extreme temperatures:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Wear light clothing
  • Stay inside in a cool place, if possible
  • Wear a hat if you must go outside 
  • Avoid strenuous activity
  • Prepare for the heat by pulling shades down during the day and keeping windows open at night
  • Use damp cloths on your neck, head and chest to cool down 
  • Please do not leave animals and any vulnerable individuals in a hot home or car without supervision.

The following City and County of San Francisco facilities will act as cooling centers due to the high temperatures expected tomorrow. You can also find these locations on Google maps.

San Francisco Public Libraries

The following libraries have air conditioning:

  • San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Mission Bay, 960 Fourth Street, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday
  • North Beach, 850 Columbus Avenue, Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday Noon to 9:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Potrero - 1616 20th Street, Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday Noon to 8:00 p.m., and Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Chinatown – 1135 Powell Street, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Glen Park – 2825 Diamond Street, Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Noon to 8:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department Swimming Pools

During the week of September 25th, all pools with the exception of Balboa and Rossi Pools are open during normal operation hours, and for specific operation hours for each neighborhood pool, please check the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department’s website for more information.

  • Martin Luther King Pool - 5701 3rd Street
  • Sava pool- 19th Ave & Wawona Street
  • North Beach pool - 651 Lombard Avenue
  • Coffman Pool - 1701 Visitation Avenue
  • Hamilton Pool - Geary Boulevard & Steiner Street
  • Mission Pool- 1 Linda Street
  • Garfield Pool- 26th Street & Harrison Street

Additional City and County of San Francisco Cooling Centers

The following cooling centers will be open in partnership with non-profit partners:

  • Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street, Tuesday, 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • George W. Davis Senior Center, 1753 Carroll Avenue, Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Residents accessing these sites are encouraged to bring their own books, puzzles, or games to pass the time. For alternates to public cooling centers, consider visiting a movie theater, congregation, or shopping mall.

 Additionally, the Department of Public Health and the Department of Emergency Management released the attached press release regarding the action the City and County of San Francisco is taking to manage the heat this week. You can access translated versions of the press release document here.

If you have additional questions about cooling centers and city services, please call 3-1-1.