Cool Zones

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When temperatures reach the triple digits, it is important to remember to take precautions to stay cool and hydrated. The City of Claremont has several cooling centers where residents can get out of the heat. In cases of extreme heat, 100 degrees or more for 3 consecutive days, the Cool Zone facility hours may be extended.

Below are the regular operating hours of each designated cool zone:


Alexander Hughes Community Center


(909) 399-5490

1700 Danbury Road

Mon – Thur



9 am – 9 pm

9 am – 6 pm

9 am – 2 pm

Blaisdell Community Center

(909) 399-5367

440 S. College Ave.

Mon - Fri

10 am - 2 pm

Claremont Library

(909) 621-4902

208 North Harvard Ave.

Mon - Thur

Fri - Sat


10 am - 7 pm

9 am - 5 pm

1 pm - 5 pm

Joslyn Center

(909) 399-5488

660 N. Mountain Ave.

Mon - Fri

9 am – 5 pm


If you plan to be outdoors, please take precautions to protect yourself from the sun and heat.  

  • Avoid the sun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the burning rays are strongest.
  • Reduce physical activity.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and light colored lightweight, loose-fitting clothes when you are outdoors.
  • Avoid hot, heavy meals that include proteins.
  • Set your air conditioner between 75° to 80°.  If you don’t have air-conditioning take a cool shower twice a day and visit a public air conditioned facility.
  • Check on elderly neighbors and family and friends who do not have air conditioning.
  • Drink plenty of fluids even if you are not thirsty.  Avoid alcohol.
  • Use sun screen with a sun protection factor of at least 15 if you need to be in the sun.
  • Don’t forget about your pets - they need plenty of water and shade.

Insulate your home by installing weather stripping around your doors and window sills to keep the cool air inside.

Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst.

For more information and tips for preventing heat‐related illness, visit: