Resources for Staying Cool During Extreme Heat

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211info connects people with health and social service organizations. During a heat wave, they help people find safe places to escape the heat. Visit the 211info website for a list of cooling centers and tips for staying cool in extreme heat.

Multnomah County Cooling Centers

View a list of cooling centers

Free Rides to Cooling Centers

Trimet is offering free rides to cooling centers for those who cannot afford a Trimet Ticket.

Portland Parks and Recreation

Interactive Fountains and Splash Pads

Portland Parks and recreation has a number of interactive fountains and splash pads to cool off with around the city. Please visit their webpage for a list of locations and visitor information.

Fountain and Splash Pad sites in DDSD
Splash Pad Tips
  • Watch for signs of exhaustion or dehydration, and for unsafe behavior
  • Take breaks to use the restroom and hydrate
  • Wear sun protection
  • Use swim shoes to prevent slipping, stepping on sharp objects or burning feet on hot pavement.
  • Use watertight swim diapers. If you suspect your child has a dirty diaper, change it
  • If your child is potty training, explain why you use the restroom before playing in the water.
  • Enforce the “no running” rule.
  • Do not allow your kids to drink the water.

Portland Parks Inclement Weather Policy and Closure

Visit the Portland Park’s Inclement Weather page for cancellations, cooling centers, and helpful resources on staying cool

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