Cooling Centers

Cool Off at a City of Dublin Facility 

As high temperatures continue throughout the Tri-Valley, residents can always find relief from the heat by relaxing in any of its air-conditioned community facilities. Residents can beat the heat by finding a new book, magazine, CD or DVD at various locations throughout the City that are open and available to the public for use throughout the day.  Hours vary at each location and may be extended during heat waves where temperatures of over 95 degrees are expected for multiple days. In addition to several parks which feature water play areas, The Wave at Emerald Glen Park, the City’s new state-of-the-art aquatics complex, is now open.

Dublin Senior Center

Located at 7600 Amador Valley Boulevard, the Dublin Senior Center features a lounge area with a television, reference computers, books, lending library, and puzzle table.  The Senior Center is open weekly Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Residents may drop in, as there is no admission fee.  Visitors may stay in the air-conditioned lounge until 7:30 p.m. when evening classes are in session.  Please call (925) 556-4511 for more information.

Dublin Library

The Dublin Library is located at 200 Civic Plaza (adjacent to the Dublin Civic Center and Sports Grounds) and is open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (The Dublin Library is closed on Friday.)  For more information, please call (925) 803-7252 or online.

Shannon Community Center

The Shannon Community Center, located at 11600 Shannon Avenue, is open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays; and 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Residents are welcome in the air-conditioned lobby and are encouraged to bring their own reading materials or board games.  For more information, please call (925) 556-4500.

The Wave at Emerald Glen Park

The Wave at Emerald Glen Park is the City of Dublin’s newest facility and is a great place to cool down. The Wave features two pools – an outdoor sports pool and an indoor pool; the beach-themed Splash Zone, an amazing water play area for the youngsters, featuring two small slides, a drop bucket, spray nozzles, and wading area; and a waterslide tower featuring six waterslides (four slides are currently operational). The Wave is open daily, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., through August 13, and weekends-only, August 19 through September 24.   For more information, visit, or call (925) 574-4800.

Water Play Areas

The Emerald Glen Park and Shannon Park water play areas are operational daily between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., through Labor Day weekend.

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