Responding to excessive heat warnings issued last week across the Southland, the City of Commerce announced that city facilities will become public “Cooling Stations” on days when the temperature is forecast to be 95 degrees or above.
Residents can take refuge from the heat in one of the city’s air conditioned facilities, which include four parks, each with an outdoor spray pool for children; four libraries; an indoor swimming pool at the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center; the Commerce Teen Center and the Commerce Senior Center. Except for the indoor pool, the facilities are free of charge to enter.
As an added bonus, on days where extreme heat is forecast, City parks will show family movies and provide cold water during operating hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; the age limit at City spray pools will be waived; and the Senior Center will be kept open on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
For hours of operation or other information, call the facility you would like to visit at one of the following numbers: Brenda Villa Aquatic Center (323) 887-4407; Bandini Park (323) 887-4425; Bristow Park (323) 269-5603; Rosewood Park (323) 887-4427; Veterans Park (562) 927-1515; Teen Center (323) 264-4665; Senior Citizens Center (323) 887-4430; Central Library (323) 722-6660; Atlantic Library (323) 887-4494; Bristow Park Library (323) 887-4492; Greenwood Library (562) 927-1516.