WEST HOLLYWOOD—In a press release from the city of West Hollywood, a Cooling Center would be accessible to residents at Plummer Park’s Community Center Senior Lounge, located at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd through Saturday, July 23.

The Cooling Center will be extended for additional days if high temperatures persist. Cooling Center hours of operation are between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring books or board games to relax and keep occupied. Plummer Park staff will be available to direct people towards the Senior Lounge.

Free transportation to Plummer Park will be available through the City’s Cityline Service, which WeHo Public Information Officer, Joshua Schare, described as a “friendly and accessible alternative to the larger bus system.” All shuttles are ADA-accessible.

CItyline Service operates Monday through Saturday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Shuttles arrive approximately every 30 minutes.

For more information and a detailed route map, visit: www.weho.org/cityline. Route maps are also available at West Hollywood’s City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Blvd.

The city of West Hollywood is reminding residents that the heat can be dangerous, and urging residents to take precautions to remain as cool as possible by staying out of the sun; avoiding strenuous activity; drinking plenty of water; and wearing lightweight clothing.

Pets and children are particularly vulnerable to high-heat conditions; every year, children and pets are left unattended in parked vehicles, suffering from the high temperatures and often times dying.

On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar upwards of 120 degrees in just minutes. On a 90-degree day, the interior temperature of a vehicle can reach as high as approximately 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes – even with the windows cracked open.

Schare urges residents of West Hollywood to: “Think twice before leaving a child or a pet in a parked vehicle, even just for a moment.”

Additional tips for coping with high temperatures are available on the City’s Cooling Center website: http://www.weho.org/services/cooling-centers.

For more information regarding the City of West Hollywood’s Cooling Center, call (323) 848-6308. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, call TTY (323) 848-6496.