Excessive heat

During hot weather, specific Menlo Park public facilities are designated as cooling centers, locations where the public may come to get out of the heat during normal business hours.

Cooling centers


The following is a list of cooling centers and their hours of operation. Please call in advance to confirm current facility hours.
Cooling center locations Contact number Operating hours
Arrillaga Family Recreation Center
700 Alma St.
650-330-2200 Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Belle Haven Branch Library
413 Ivy Drive
650-330-2540 Monday: Noon–8 p.m.
Tuesday: Noon–8 p.m.
Wednesday: Noon–8 p.m.
Thursday: Noon–6 p.m.
Friday: Noon–6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.
Menlo Park Main Library
800 Alma St.
650-330-2501 Monday: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Tuesday: Noon–9 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.
Onetta Harris Community Center
100 Terminal Ave.
650-330-2250 Monday–Friday: Noon–8 p.m.