Don't forget to stay hydrated!
In addition to the
"We're Cool" cooling locations, there are designated water locations around the Valley, where you can get a FREE bottle of water to stay hydrated. Phoenix Parks and Recreation Centers, Senior Centers and other city buildings. Download a full list of
water hydration locations (PDF).
Never leave kids in a parked car!
Never leave your child in a parked car.... not even for a minute. Phoenix Children's Hospital says temperatures can reach between 131 and 172 degrees inside a parked car within 15 minutes. They also recommend when out with your kids to make sure they drink 16 ounces of water every four hours.
Learn more summer safety tips .
Keep Pets Safe!
We want to help keep pets safe and cool this summer. Did you know that dogs are prohibited on ALL city hiking trails when the temperature is 100 degrees or warmer? Learn how to spot signs of heat illness in you pets from the Humane Society (PDF).
Stay in the shade!
Phoenix has a
Tree and Shade Master Plan that strives to create a healthier, more livable and prosperous Phoenix through the strategic investment in care and maintenance of urban forest and engineered shade.
Do you know what Phoenix's Walkable Urban (WU) Code entails? The Phoenix City Council approved code focuses on urban development around the light rail by adding pedestrian shade and architectural embellishments to make the area more walkable and pedestrian-friendly.
Are you a renter that is having problems with your AC?
Phoenix adopted a
Cooling Ordinance which included a minimum temperature for cooling and ventilation in rental units. Rental units need to safely cool all habitable rooms to a temperature of no greater than 86 degrees if cooled by evaporative cooling; and no greater than 82 degrees if cooled by air conditioning.
Phoenix's Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) investigates complaints and also has the Landlord/Tenant Counseling division to help renters learn their rights. Reach NSD at 602-534-4444.