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The fountains at Murase Plaza and Town Center Park provide residents a chance to cool down.

PMH PHOTO: SHANE HOFFMANN - Local Evelyn Erena brought her family, including her two-year-old son Adrian (left) to Town Center Park several times throughout the week. Amidst the ongoing heat wave in the Portland area, during which temperatures have neared or exceeded 100 degrees over the last week, Wilsonville residents have found several ways to cool down.

The local fountains at both Murase Plaza and Town Center Park served as excellent outlets throughout the week as both operated 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The fountains continued to operate even after a pump failure at the Willamette River Water Treatment Plant prompted the city of Wilsonville to call for residents to limit water use.

Families, specifically those with young children, flocked to both locations throughout the better part of the afternoons.

Cooling centers such as the Wilsonville library provided residents a chance to escape the heat throughout the week and will continue to do so as temperatures may reach the 90s again as soon as next weekend.PMG PHOTO: SHANE HOFFMANN - Eric Cathey and his five-year-old daughter Mia play in the water at Murase Plaza. PMG PHOTO: SHANE HOFFMANN - Trey Washington plays in the fountain at Town Center Park. PMG PHOTO:  - Wilsonville resident Ysmael Angeles and his five-year-old daughter Maleena (left) spent time with Maleena's friend (right) at Murase Plaza on Saturday.

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