LIVERMORE — The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District is opening the Robert Livermore Community Center to the public as a cooling center, with temperatures forecasted to reach as high as 115 degrees this week.
Those seeking relief from the heat can spend time at the air-conditioned RLCC with a glass of cool water and relax at the Center while staying out of the extreme heat. The Vintage Lounge will be open to all and offers free games plus a DVD and book library to enjoy in the air-conditioned building.
The Community Building with the Vintage Lounge will be open as a cooling center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1. The Recreation Building at the Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. The RLCC buildings are closed Sunday and Monday.
Adjacent to the Community Center is the Robert Livermore Aquatic Center, where patrons can enjoy a dip in cool water with recreational and lap swimming. Thursday, the pool is open 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for lap swim. On Friday, adult lap swim is open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; recreational swim is available in the Activity Pool from 4 to 7 p.m. On Saturday, lap swim is open 8 to 11 a.m. Recreational swim is open for both the Activity Pool and Main Pool from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Labor Day). Prices vary from $3 to $7 based on height and being a resident or non-resident.
The District encourages citizens to drink plenty of water and keep strenuous activity to a minimum, especially during the peak heat hours of the afternoon. Wearing light-colored clothing is another way to help beat the heat. For more information, call the Community Center at 925-373-5700, email [email protected], or visit www.larpd.org.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District
4444 East Ave., Livermore, CA 94550