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A heat wave is hitting the Bay Area this week. As the temperatures are expected to be over 100 degrees for much of the week, the City will open formal Cooling Centers from Tuesday, July 2 through Sunday, July 7. For questions during Cooling Center hours call (925) 200-6969.

Water will be available on-site. Senior residents (age 70+) registered with Pleasanton Rides can arrange rides to and from the official cooling center locations, Monday – Friday. Registration in advance is required and can be done by calling (925) 398-1045 or

The cooling centers will not affect regularly scheduled programming at the library and Senior Center.

Official Cooling Center hours this week:

  • Tuesday, July 2 – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Pleasanton Library (400 Old Bernal Ave.)
  • Wednesday, July 3 – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Pleasanton Library (400 Old Bernal Ave.)
  • Thursday, July 4 – 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Pleasanton Senior Center (5353 Sunol Blvd.)
  • Friday, July 5 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pleasanton Library (400 Old Bernal Ave.)
  • Saturday, July 6 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pleasanton Library (400 Old Bernal Ave.)
  • Sunday, July 7 – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Pleasanton Library (400 Old Bernal Ave.)

Residents are always welcome at the Pleasanton Library and Pleasanton Senior Center during their normal operating hours, whether or not they are operating as formal cooling centers. The A/C is on and they are a great place to beat the heat.

Residents are also welcome to visit Alameda County Bay Area Community Services (BACS) cooling center at Valley Wellness Center, 3900 Valley Avenue #B, Pleasanton. BACS hours this week are Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30, closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024.

Pleasanton Library Operating Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Pleasanton Senior Center Operating Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Protect Yourself and Your Family From Heat and Sun

  • Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol. Beverages with electrolytes can also help protect against heat stress.
  • Apply sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) every two hours and take regular breaks in the shade/out of the sun.
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, and light-colored clothing.
  • Cool down your home early – close curtains, keep electric lights down, use fans, and avoid using appliances that generate heat.
  • Take a cool shower or use cool damp clothes to cool yourself down.

Protect Your Pets From Heat and Sun

  • Limit exercise or exercise early. Walks in the shade or on dirt and grass will help to avoid burning your pet’s paws.
  • Never leave your pet in a vehicle.
  • Make sure your pet has plenty of cool water.
  • If your pet is outside, make sure shade and water are always available.
  • Apply cool damp towels to your pet’s body to cool them down (ears, foot pads, belly, and inner thighs).