Hot Weather Information

Cooling centers available

As a public service in response to forecasts of continuing hot temperatures this week, the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District will offer four of its Beaverton-area facilities as “cooling centers” from Thursday, August 18 - Saturday, August 20.

For families and individuals who have no escape from the heat, THPRD welcomes them at the following locations:
  • Athletic Center: Thursday and Friday 6 am – 10 pm, Saturday 8 am – 10 pm
    15707 SW Walker Road. TriMet route numbers: 59 and 67
  • Cedar Hills Recreation Center: Thursday and Friday 5:30 am – 10 pm, Saturday 8 am – 4 pm
    11640 SW Parkway. TriMet route numbers: 20 and 59
  • Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center: Thursday 5:30 am – 10 pm, Friday 5:30 am – 8:30 pm, Saturday 8 am – 6 pm
    9985 SW 125th. TriMet route numbers: 62 and 92
  • Garden Home Recreation Center: Thursday 5:30 am – 10 pm, Friday 5:30 am – 8:30 pm, Saturday 8 am – 4 pm
    7475 SW Oleson Road. TriMet route number: 45

Beaverton Library

A great place to beat the heat is at the Beaverton City Library. There are plenty of activities all weekend long.

Main Branch
12375 SW Fifth St.
Beaverton, OR 97005
Thursday 10 am – 9 pm
Friday 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
Murray Scholls Branch
11200 SW Murray Scholls Pl. Suite 102
Beaverton, OR 97007
Thursday – Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm 

Hot Weather Tips

  • According to the U.S. Department of Energy, keeping your blinds or curtains closed can reduce the amount of heat passing through your home by as much as 45 percent. Also, keep all windows and doors shut until the temperature outside begins to cool.
  • Try ventilation at night, by pointing the fan blades outside to suck warm air out of your home.
  • Makeshift Air Conditioner, visit this link to learn how to make an at-home air conditioner unit for $8
  • Make a cold compress using a cotton sock filled with rice, tied with twine and frozen for two hours before bedtime. Place between your sheets to keep your bed cool.
  • Stay hydrated. Drink more water than usual.
  • Keep an eye out for heat illness. There are three types of heat illness:

Heat cramps: painful spasms usually in muscles of legs and abdomen. Heavy sweating. First Aid: Firm pressure on cramping muscles, or gentle massage to relieve spasm. Give sips of water or a sports drink. If nausea occurs, discontinue use.

Heat Exhaustion: Heavy sweating, weakness, skin cold, pale and clammy. Pulse thready. Normal temperature possible. Fainting and vomiting. First Aid: Get victim out of sun. Lay down and loosen clothing. Apply cool, wet cloths. Fan or move victim to air conditioned room. Give sips of water or a sports drink. If nausea occurs, discontinue use. If vomiting continues, seek immediate medical attention.

Heat Stroke (or sunstroke): High body temperature (106° F. or higher). Hot, dry skin. Rapid and strong pulse. Possible unconsciousness. First Aid: HEAT STROKE IS A SEVERE MEDICAL EMERGENCY. SUMMON EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE OR GET THE VICTIM TO A HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY. DELAY CAN BE FATAL.

  • Never leave pets or children alone in a vehicles—temperatures inside can reach dangerous levels in just a few minutes.
  • Wear loose, lightweight and light-colored clothing.