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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Hot Weather – Cooling Locations Available in Snoqualmie and North Bend

Heat exhaustion is serious and can be fatal. Watch for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke in yourself and others. Drink plenty of water. Avoid dehydration, which can occur when relying on drinks with caffeine or high sugar levels. Also avoid alcohol. Call 911 immediately if you know someone who experiences symptoms.

Public Cooling Locations

Local Libraries
All Snoqualmie Valley libraries invite the public to escape the heat. Water, drinks with covers or caps, and light snacks are allowed. Check the KCLS website for hours.

Snoqualmie Valley YMCA
35018 SE Ridge St on Snoqualmie Ridge, 425-256-3115

Hours: Mon.- Fri. 5 a.m.–10 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Light snacks and bottled water are allowed.
All ages welcome. Those 16+ must bring ID for the safety of the summer camp children.

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Lobby

9801 Frontier Ave. SE in Snoqualmie, 425-831-2300
Hours: 8:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Water, drinks with covers or caps, and light snacks are allowed.

There is also a public cafeteria and dining room in the spacious lobby.

Mt. Si Senior Center
411 Main Ave. S in North Bend, 425-888-3434
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
For ages 50+ and caregivers.

Water, juice, coffee and tea are available. Light snacks are allowed.

Lunch served Monday through Friday at noon. Cost: Ages 50-59 is $7, Ages 60+ is $4.

Umpqua Bank Meeting Room – Pets welcome!
146 W. 2nd St. in North Bend, 425-888-1616 - Call ahead to be sure it's open.
Food, beverages, and pets are allowed.

Transportation to Cooling Locations

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation Information
Convenient transportation is provided throughout the Snoqualmie Valley by Snoqualmie Valley Transportation for only $1 per ride for ages 13 and up.

  • The Ridge Loop circulates at fixed locations from downtown Snoqualmie through Snoqualmie Ridge and makes stops at the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and casino. It operates Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The Downtown Loop circulates in downtown Snoqualmie and downtown North Bend at fixed locations Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The Valley Shuttle has a fixed schedule between North Bend and Duvall.
  • Demand Response Service (Dial-a-Ride) is available throughout Snoqualmie and North Bend. Call 425-888-7001 to schedule a ride.

River Safety – It’s Still Cold!
Staying cool in the Snoqualmie River is enticing, but don’t assume safety. The water can be high, swift and cold as mountain snowpack melts, making staying in control and hypothermia real risks. Logs and rocks, both visible and hidden, pose navigation hazards. Choose safer swimming options with lifeguards present.

Always wear a lifejacket, even in shallow water, and keep a close eye on children. Sources for low-cost life jackets are listed on the King County website.

Watch a kid-friendly river safety video by Marta, the River Otter.

No Children or Pets in Cars!

Car temperatures can reach 10 degrees higher than the outside temperature. Do not leave children or people with mobility challenges in a parked car, even with the windows down. Call 911 immediately if you see unattended children or people in distress in parked cars.

Do not leave pets unattended in cars in the heat. King County animal control officers will respond to calls about animals in distress due to the heat. Call 206-296-7387 for assistance. Read about heat safety tips for pets on the ASPCA website.

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