Where to Stay Cool in Washington County Over Hot Labor Day Weekend


For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sponsored by: Health and Human Services Department

An extended period of very hot weather is expected over the next several days. Temperatures will begin to rise on Friday, and it’s possible that temperatures in the high 90s to low 100s will continue into the middle of next week. This stretch of extremely hot weather could be dangerous for anyone, but especially for young children, older adults or anyone with an existing heart or lung illness.

“We urge people to limit their time outdoors if possible, wear loose-fitting and lightweight clothing, drink plenty of water, and stay in air-conditioning as much as they can,” says Washington County Deputy Health Officer Dr. Christina Baumann.

Washington County Emergency Management has compiled a list of locations where people can stay cool. The following includes information for Friday, September 1, through Thursday, September 7. Please note that Monday is Labor Day, and many places are closed or have reduced hours.

Washington County will post any cooling center updates on their website at http://www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/cooling-centers.cfm

Washington County Emergency Management has also posted an interactive map with all of the cooling center information at https://goo.gl/RZBXe9.


• Beaverton City Library will be open Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday closed, and Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 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 Friday through Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monday closed, Tuesday through Wednesday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Thursday 12 p.m. – 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 every day 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Meals, snacks, and water are available on site. Hot weather supplies like hats, sunscreen and clothing are available. 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 Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday closed, and Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. The library is located at 1355 N Barlow Street. TriMet route numbers: 57

• Forest Grove City Library will be open Friday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday and Monday closed, Tuesday through Wednesday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Thursday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The library is located at 2114 Pacific Avenue. TriMet route numbers: 57

• Forest Grove Senior and Community Center will be open Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday through Monday closed, and Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The center is located at 2037 Douglas Street. TriMet route numbers: 57

• Hillsboro Brookwood Library will be open Friday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday closed, and Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 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 Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday through Monday closed, and Tuesday through Thursday 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 Friday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday closed, and Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 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 Friday 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m, Monday closed, and Tuesday through Thursday 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Water is available on site. The SHARC is located at 953 SE Maple Street. TriMet route numbers: 46, 47, 48 and 57

• North Plains Library will be open Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday and Monday closed, and Tuesday through Wednesday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The library is located at 31334 NW Commercial Street.

• Sherwood Public Library will be open Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 1–5 p.m., Monday closed, and Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. The library is located at 22560 SW Pine St. TriMet route numbers: 93 and 94

• Sherwood Regional Family YMCA, will be open Friday 5 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday 6 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., and Tuesday through Thursday 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. Water is available on site. The YMCA is located at 23000 SW Pacific Highway.

• Tigard Public Library will be open Friday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monday closed, and Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. The library is located at 13500 SW Hall Blvd.

• Tualatin Public Library will be open Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monday 2–7 p.m. (lobby and community room only), and Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Water, family-friendly activities, and Wi-Fi will be available. The library is located at 18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue. TriMet route numbers: 76, 96 and 97 plus WES

• Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Athletic Center will be open Friday 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday closed, and Tuesday through Thursday 6 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 Friday 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday closed, and Tuesday through Thursday 5:30 a.m. – 10 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 Friday 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday closed, and Tuesday through Thursday 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 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 Friday 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Tuesday through Thursday 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 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 Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday and Monday closed, Tuesday 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. 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 Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday through Monday closed, and Tuesday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The community center is located at 7965 SW Wilsonville Road.

• Wilsonville Public Library will be open Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monday closed, and Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Water is available on site. The library is located at 8200 SW Wilsonville Road.

To volunteer your business, organization or place of worship as a cooling center for this and future heat events, contact Sharon Gray at 503-846-7580 or sharon_gray@co.washington.or.us.

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

 

 

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