Don’t have Air-Conditioning? Beat the Heat at the Milpitas Recreation Facilities!
Heat-related illnesses can cause heat stroke, exhaustion, cramps and even death. Heat related illness is no joke. If you need somewhere to go cool off, head to the Milpitas Cooling Stations, located at:
- Recreation Center: 457 E. Calaveras Blvd.
Open Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Open Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Barbara Lee Senior Center: 40 N. Milpitas Blvd.
Open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Sports Center: 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd.
Open Monday – Thursday, 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Open Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Open Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cooling stations are located in the lobby area only of the buildings listed above. Only service-animals are allowed.
Heat Related Illness
Heat Stroke: extremely high temperature, red hot, dry skin with no sweating, rapid strong pulse, throbbing headache, dizziness, nausea, confusion and/or unconsciousness.
Treat Heat Stroke: get the person to a shady area, cool down by pouring water on the victim, monitor body temperature, make sure the airway is clear from vomit, DO NOT LET VICTIM DRINK, AND CALL 9-1-1.
Heat Exhaustion: heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting, fainting.
Treat Heat Exhaustion: drink water, rest in air conditioning, take shower, and wear light clothing.
Heat Cramps: Cramps affect people who sweat a lot during demanding activity. They can also be a sign of heat exhaustion.
Treating Heat Cramps: Drink sports juices or water, rest in a cool area —further activity could lead to a more serious problem, seek medical attention if cramps last longer than an hour.
When in doubt, call 9-1-1. The Milpitas Recreation Facilities provide cooling centers during excessive heat warnings during normal business hours.