As a public service in response to forecasts of continuing hot temperatures this week, the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District will offer six of its Beaverton-area facilities as “cooling centers” starting today, July 1, through this Sunday, July 5.
For families and individuals who have no escape from the heat, THPRD welcomes them at the following locations:
- Cedar Hills Recreation Center, 11640 SW Park Way, Portland, 503-629-6340.
- Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center, 9985 SW 125th Avenue, Beaverton, 503-629-6313.
- Elsie Stuhr Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton, 503-629-6342.
- Garden Home Recreation Center, 7475 SW Oleson Road, Portland, 503-629-6341.
- Tualatin Hills Athletic Center, 50 NW 158th, Beaverton, 503-629-6330.
- Tualatin Hills Nature Center, 15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, 503-629-6350.
“As many people know, a heat watch is in effect Friday through Sunday, with temperatures reaching as high as 100 degrees,” said Doug Menke, THPRD general manager. “No food will be served at our cooling centers, but we will provide shelter from the heat during our normal hours of operation for those people who need it.”
Meanwhile, Menke said residents who work or do other strenuous activity outside should drink plenty of water, wear a hat, apply sunscreen, and take frequent breaks. The American Red Cross has more advice at its website, redcross.org.
Hours of operation this week at each of the THPRD cooling centers:
|Cedar Hills||5:30 am-9:30 pm||8 am-4 pm||noon-6 pm||10 am-4 pm|
|Conestoga||5:30 am-9:30 pm||5:30 am-8:30 pm||8 am-6 pm||9 am-6 pm|
|Elsie Stuhr||7:30 am-9 pm||9 am-5 pm||9 am-5 pm||closed|
|Garden Home||5:30 am-10 pm||5:30 am-8:30 pm||closed||9 am-4 pm|
|Athletic Center||6 am-10 pm||6 am-10 pm||closed||10 am-10 pm|
|Nature Center||8:30 am-5 pm||10 am-4 pm||10 am-4 pm||9 am-5 pm|
Director – Communications
|Date: July 1, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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