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Central Valley Cooling Centers

Fresno - Cooling centers open around the Central Valley any time temperatures create a health hazard.

Remember to drink plenty of fluids during hotter temperatures. Drink more non-alcoholic fluids than normal and don't wait until your thirsty. Wear light-weight clothing and limit your time outside to early morning and late evening. If you don't have air-conditioning, go to a shopping mall, library or someplace that does.

Make sure you know who in your area has young children, elderly or those who may be physically ill, as they are at a higher risk for heat exhaustion or heat stroke so you can check in on them.

Below is a list of cooling centers. This list is subject to change.


When the National Weather Service forecasts a high of 105 degrees or hotter, the City of Fresno will activate the four cooling centers from noon to 8:00 p.m.

Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center
760 Mayor

Ted C. Wills Community Center
770 N. San Pablo

Mosqueda Community Center
4670 E. Butler

Pinedale Community Center
7170 N. San Pablo

 * For weekend activation: If temperature is projected to reach 105 degrees either day the cooling centers will be activated for both weekend days (Saturday and Sunday)

 * The City’s FAX Bus system will provide free transportation along normal routes to and from Cooling Centers.

 * To ride free, residents must indicate they are traveling to a Cooling Center

 * PARCS will provide free swimming during scheduled Rec Swim hours (1 to 5 p.m.) at the City's four standard pool locations. *Pools will open June 16, 2014

 * Splash Parks open from 9a-8:00pm every day except Tuesdays when they are open from 12-8pm. They are located at Dickey Playground (Divisidero/Blackstone), Fig Garden Loop Park (Fig Garden & Santa Fe), and Todd Beamer (Maple and Perrin).

 * For information or assistance with the City Heat Relief Plan call (559) 621-CITY (2489)


Sierra Vista Mall
1050 Shaw Avenue, Clovis

Transportation is available to cool zones through Clovis Stageline at 324-2760 and Clovis Roundup at 324-2760. Transportation hours and service time varies. Non-service animals are not allowed at the center.

Mall hours are 10am to 9pm Monday – Friday, 10am – 7pm Saturday and 11am to 6pm Sunday.


The City of Sanger Annex building will be available this summer as a cooling center thanks to a generous PG&E grant when the National Weather Service indicates the temperature will reach or exceed 105 degrees, anyone who needs shelter can visit the Annex and enter through the Annex Building West Side Doors. The cooling Center needs volunteers. Interested volunteers may contact Daniel Galvez at 559-876-6300 Ext 1430


Chowchilla Senior Center
820 W. Robertson Blvd.
Mon - Fri 9:00am – 1:00pm


Frank Bergon Senior Center
238 South D. Street
559-673-4293 559-675-8321
Mon - Fri 8:00am – 2:30pm Daily beginning - “as need” basis

Madera Rescue Mission
332 Elm Ave.
Daily beginning - “as need” basis

Pan Am Community Center
703 E. Sherwood Way
Mon - Fri 8:00am – 8:00pm

Ranchos/Hills Senior Center
37339 Berkshire Dr.
Mon - Fri 9:00am – 2:00pm

Mountain Communities


Coarsegold Community Center
35540 Highway 41
Mon, Tues & Thurs 10:00am – 1:00pm

Yosemite Lakes Park Clubhouse
30250 Yosemite Springs Parkway
Daily 8:00am – 8:00pm Water available Mon-Fri
8:00am – 5:00pm Clubhouse Office


Sierra Senior Center
49111 Cinder Lane
Mon - Fri 9:00am – 2:00pm

North Fork

Grace Community Church
56442 Road 200
Mon - Fri 10:00am – 1:00pm

Kings County:


Longfield Center
560 S. Douty Street
1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (As Needed)

Tulare County:


Alpaugh Public Library - 3816 Avenue 54
Tue/Wed:10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm
(559) 949-8355


Orosi Public Library -
12646 Avenue 416, Orosi
W/Th/Fri: 9am-1pm, 2-6pm
(559) 591-5830
Cutler-Orosi Family Education Ctr
40802 Road 128, Cutler
Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm
(559) 528-1790


Dinuba Public Library -
150 South "I" St.
T/Th: 11am-5pm, 6-8pm
Wed/Fri: 9am-1pm, 2-6pm
(559) 591-5829

Dinuba Recreation Center -
1390 E Elizabeth Wy
Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm
(559) 591-5940

Earlimart Public Library -
780 E Washington St.
10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm
(661) 849-2525
Exeter Public Library -
230 E Chestnut
Tue/Wed:11-5pm, 6-8pm
Th/Fri: 9am-1pm, 2-6pm
(559) 592-5361


No cooling centers currently available


Ivanhoe Public Library -
15964 Heather Ave.
Wednesday & Thursday:
10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm
(559) 798-1264


Lindsay Public Library -
157 N Mirage St.
T/Th: 11am-5pm, 6-8pm
Wed/Fri: 9am-1pm, 2-6pm
(559) 562-3021
Pixley Public Library -
300 N. School
M/W: 9:30am-5pm
T/Th: 9:30am-8pm
Fri: 9:30am-3:30pm
Sat: 10am-2pm
(559) 757-3880

Heritage Center
256 E. Orange Ave.
Mon-Thurs 8am-7pm
Fri 8am-8pm
(559) 791-7695

Porterville City Hall
291 N. Main St.
Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm
(559) 782-7466

Porterville Public Library
41 W. Thurman Ave.
Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm
Fri & Sat: 9am-6pm
(559) 784-0177

Porterville Transit Center
61 W. Oak Ave.
Mon-Fri 7am-10pm
Sat: 8am-5pm
(559) 791-7800


Springville Public Library
35800 Highway 190
Th: 11am-5pm, 6pm-8pm
Fri: 9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm
Sat: 9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm
(559) 539-2624


Strathmore Public Library
19646 Road 230
Tuesday & Wednesday:
9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm
(559) 568-1087

Terra Bella

Terra Bella Public Library
23825 Avenue 92
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 2:30pm
(559) 535-5583

Three Rivers

Three Rivers Public Library
42052 Eggers Dr.
T/Th: 12pm-5pm, 6pm-8pm
W/F: 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm
(559) 561-4564


Tipton Public Library
301 E. Woods Ave.
Thursday & Friday:
9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm
(559) 752-4236


Claude Metzenheimer Community Center
830 S. Blackstone St.
Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm
(559) 684-4310
Senior Community Center
201 N "F" St.
Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm
(559) 685-2330
Tulare Public Library
475 N "M" St.
Tue-Thurs: 10am-7pm
Fri & Sat: 10am-5pm
(559) 685-2341
Hillman Healthcare Center
1062 S. K St.
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm,
Sat 9am-1pm
(559) 684-4530

Visalia Public Library
200 W. Oak Ave.
Tue-Thurs: 9am-8pm
Fri: 12pm-6pm
Sat: 9am-5pm
(559) 713-2700
Visalia Transit Center
400 E. Oak Ave.
Daily 10am-10pm
(559) 713-4100


City Hall
350 N. Valencia Blvd
M-F: 8am-5pm
(559) 564-8055

Valencia House
248 N. Valencia Blvd
Daily 9am-5pm
(559) 564-0443

Woodlake Public Library
400 W. Whitney Ave.
Wednesday - Friday:
9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm
(559) 564-8424

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