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Places to stay cool

stay cool pools

COOL! Pool

COOL! Pool, at 705 Railroad St SE, provides lots of outdoor water fun.

Pool hours and prices

Albany Community Pool

If you prefer splashing or swimming indoors, Albany Community Pool is open on the campus at South Albany High School, 2150 36th Ave SE.

Pool hours and prices

stay cool libraries

Albany Public Library

Main branch
2450 14th Avenue SE

  • Tue, 10am–7pm
  • Wed, 10am–6pm
  • Thu & Fri, Noon-6pm
  • Sat, 1–5pm
  • Closed Sun & Mon

Carnegie branch
302 Ferry Street SW

  • Wed & Thu, 1–6pm
  • Fri & Sat, 10am–1pm
  • Closed Sun–Tue

stay cool senior center

Riverfront Community Center

489 Water Ave NW

Mon–Fri, 8:30am–4:30pm
unless otherwise noted


stay cool concerts

Summer concerts in the park

489 Water Ave NW

Summer Sounds (Mondays) and River Rhythms (Thursdays) in Monteith Riverpark, July-August.

We’ve got shade and plenty of beverages for sale. 

stay cool city hall

Albany City Hall

333 Broadalbin St SW

Mon–Fri, 8 am–5pm

Events & Public Meetings Calendar

stay cool life jackets

Be safe in the river

Playing in the river is tempting when it’s hot and the Willamette and Calapooia rivers are right in our front yard. If you’re headed for open water to cool off, stop by any of the four Albany Fire Department stations to borrow a life vest. The loan is free; just bring them back when you’re finished so that others can borrow them, too.

Other places with shade or air conditioning

Go shopping, go to a movie, go out to dinner.

Ways to stay safe

Drink water

heat water bottleStay hydrated, which means drinking plenty of water, even when you don’t feel thirsty. Albany’s drinking water is safe, plentiful, reliable and inexpensive at just pennies per gallon. Fill up a reusable water bottle, keep it with you, drink up, and refill often. Read about our drinking water in Albany’s annual water quality report and find the most current results of testing for seasonal contaminants.

Check in on those who need help

Babies, small children, older adults and people with chronic health conditions need special attention during hot weather. Please make sure your loved ones are safe and cool and look in on neighbors and friends who may need help.

A hot vehicle can be deadly

heat car seatNever, ever leave a child or a pet in your vehicle when it’s hot. It gets much hotter inside a car than the temperature outside, and it happens fast. Keep pets at home with shade and water. Keep children with you.

Think twice about leaving windows and doors open at night

Albany Police recommend against leaving windows and doors in your home open at night to let cooler air in. Burglars and thieves take advantage of these opportunities to come inside and leave with your valuables. Instead, close up the house, close curtains and drapes and limit use of heat-generating appliances.

If you work outside when it’s hot

  • Wear sunscreen and reapply as needed.
  • Wear a brimmed hat and loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Take breaks in air-conditioned buildings when possible.
  • Drink plenty of water and drink it often.
  • Pace yourself. Be familiar with the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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    heat illness

Stay informed

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