Several libraries, senior centers and other areas will be open to the public for residents to stay cool during this weekend's expected heat wave.
The City of Seattle is offering public spaces for residents to stay cool in preparation for the excessive heat forecast for Seattle and surrounding areas this weekend.
More than a dozen libraries in Seattle, including the Central library downtown, Northgate and Rainier Beach, are equipped with air conditioning and serve as cooling centers during heat waves, according to the City of Seattle. The Seattle Center Armory, open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., also may be used by residents to stay cool.
Several senior centers with air conditioning or that are relatively cool also will be open to the public.
The “Pop” Mounger pool in Magnolia and the Colman Pool in West Seattle are open daily. Mounger pool, at 2545 32nd Ave. W., is open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Colman pool, at 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., is open noon to 7 p.m.
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Beaches with lifeguards are open noon to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Daily wading pools and water spray parks are open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
More information and a full list of public cooling centers is available on the City of Seattle website.