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Mayor Lee on Continuing Heat Wave In San Francisco

"With extreme temperatures in San Francisco expected to continue tomorrow, I am urging local residents to take special precautions in an effort to remain safe and healthy.


The City will be opening four cooling centers to provide outlets for residents dealing with the unseasonable conditions. Additionally, all pools operated by the City will be free and open to all residents, and four local libraries will offer air conditioning support for those in need. Additionally, Yerba Buena Ice Rink will open its doors to seniors on Saturday."


Details and information on City services are available below:


San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department Swimming Pools 
All pools will be open and free to the public tomorrow:

·         King Pool - 5701 3rd Street

·         Sava Pool - 19th Ave & Wawona Street

·         North Beach Pool - 651 Lombard Ave

·         Coffman Pool - 1701 Visitation Ave

·         Hamilton Pool - Geary Avenue& Steiner Street

·         Garfield Pool - 26th Street & Harrison Street


San Francisco Public Libraries

The following libraries have air conditioning:

·         San Francisco Main Library - 100 Larkin Street

·         Mission Bay - 960 4th Street

·         North Beach - 850 Columbus Avenue

·         Potrero Hill  - 1616 20th Street


Additional City and County of San Francisco Cooling Centers
The following cooling centers will open in partnership with non-profit partners:

·         1156 Valencia Street

·         360 4th Street 

·         1450 Powell Street 

·         Jewish Community Center of San Francisco - 3200 California Street


The public is urged to take measures to stay healthy and safe during extreme temperatures:

·         Drink plenty of water

·         Wear light clothing

·         Stay inside in a cool place, if possible

·         Wear a hat if you must go outside 

·         Avoid strenuous activity

·         Prepare for the heat by pulling shades down during the day and keeping windows open at night

·         Use damp cloths on your neck, head and chest to cool down