Washington County Announces Updated Information on Cooling Centers

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 04, 2017

Sponsored by: Health and Human Services Department, Public Health Division

Temperatures are expected to remain hot through next week. Washington County Emergency Management has compiled information on where people can stay cool.

These locations are offering extended or special hours on one or more days:

  • North Plains Library is extending their hours Friday, August 4, from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. The library will be open Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed Sunday, Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Thursday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The library is located at 31334 NW Commercial Street.
  • Tualatin Public Library is extending their hours Friday, August 4, from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday the lobby will open at 10 a.m. and the library will stay open until 8 p.m., and Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Family-friendly activities and water are available on site. The library is located at 18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue. TriMet route numbers: 76, 96 and 97 plus WES
  • Valley Hope Community Church will be open Monday through Friday 2–7 p.m. Family- friendly activities, water and snacks are available on site. Pets are welcome. The Valley Hope Community Church is located at 2233 E. Main St., Hillsboro.
  • Wilsonville Public Library is extending their hours on Friday, August 4, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 1 –6 p.m., and Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Water is available on site. The library is located at 8200 SW Wilsonville Road.

Here are the regular days and hours of operation for many other places to stay cool in Washington County this weekend and next week:

  • Beaverton City Library will be open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 –5 p.m. The library is located at 12375 SW 5th Street. TriMet route numbers: 52, 76, and 78
  • Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls will be open Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday noon– 6 p.m. The library is located at 11200 SW Murray Scholls Place, Suite 102. TriMet route numbers: 62 and 92
  • Boys & Girls Aid Safe Place for Youth will be open Monday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Meals, snacks, and water are available on site. Hot weather supplies are available (hats, sunscreen and clothing). Youth may participate in daily programming and recreational activities. Safe Place for Youth is located at 454 SE Washington Street in Hillsboro. TriMet route numbers: 46, 47, 48, and 57 plus MAX
  • Cornelius Public Library will be open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday noon –5 p.m. The library is located at 1355 N Barlow Street. TriMet route numbers: 57
  • Forest Grove City Library will be open Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. –8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m –5 p.m., and closed Sunday. The library is located at 2114 Pacific Avenue. TriMet route numbers: 57
  • Forest Grove Senior and Community Center will be open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. –3 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday. The center is located at 2037 Douglas Street. TriMet route numbers: 57
  • Hillsboro Brookwood Library will be open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Water is available on site. The library is located at 2850 Brookwood Parkway. TriMet route numbers: 46 and 48
  • Hillsboro Community Senior Center will be open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The senior center is located at 750 SE 8th Avenue. TriMet route numbers: 46, 47, 48, and 57
  • Hillsboro Shute Park Library will be open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Water is available on site. The library is located at 775 SE 10th Avenue. TriMet route numbers: 46, 47, 48 and 57
  • Hillsboro Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center (SHARC), lobby area will be open Monday through Friday 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Water is available on site. The SHARC is located at 953 SE Maple Street. TriMet route numbers: 46, 47, 48 and 57
  • Sherwood Public Library will be open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. The library is located at 22560 SW Pine St. TriMet route numbers: 93 and 94
  • Sherwood Regional Family YMCA will be open from Monday through Thursday 5 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday 5 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday 6 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. The YMCA is located at 23000 SW Pacific Highway.
  • Tigard Public Library will be open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. The library is located at 13500 SW Hall Blvd.
  • Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Athletic Center will be open Monday through Friday 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Vending machines and water are available on site. The Athletic Center is located at 15707 SW Walker Road. TriMet route numbers: 59 and 67
  • Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Cedar Hills Recreation Center will be open Monday through Friday 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Vending machines and water are available on site. The Cedar Hills Recreation Center is located at 11640 SW Park Way. TriMet route numbers: 20 and 59
  • Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center will be open Monday through Friday 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Vending machines and water are available on site. The Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center is located at 9985 SW 125th. TriMet route numbers: 62 and 92
  • Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Garden Home Recreation Center will be open Monday through Friday 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Vending machines and water are available on site. The Garden Home Recreation Center is located at 7475 SW Oleson Road. TriMet route number: 45
  • Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Elsie Stuhr Center will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and closed on Sunday. Water is available on site. The Elsie Stuhr Center is located at 5550 SW Hall Blvd. TriMet route numbers: 76 and 78
  • Wilsonville Community Center will be open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The community center is located at 7965 SW Wilsonville Road.

For symptoms and treatment of heat-related illnesses, visit http://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/faq.html.

Washington County Public Health will post any updates to cooling center information at http://www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/hot-weather.cfm.

 

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Wendy Gordon, Communications Coordinator/PIO
503-846-3634
wendy_gordon@co.washington.or.us