Fresno Community Cooling Centers Will Be Open All Weekend
07/06/2007

With the temperature expected to exceed 105 degrees on each of the next three days, the Cooling Centers will be open tonight, Saturday and Sunday.

A reminder - the Centers will be open until 10:00 pm. In addition, Fresno Area Express will provide transportation to the closest center for residents via the scheduled bus routes, with weekend service schedules applicable. Taxi service is available through the One Call Center for those unable to use scheduled FAX service.

Staff and security will be at each location during operating hours and will do what they can to accommodate the public. We ask that residents check in on family and neighbors who may be especially vulnerable to the excessive heat.

Cooling Center Locations:
Highway City Neighborhood Center, 5140 N. State – Route 9
Ted C. Wills Community Center, 770 N. San Pablo – Route 22 & 33
Mosqueda Community Center, 4670 E. Butler – Route 26 & 33
Sunset Center, 1345 W. Eden – Route 30
Hinton Community Center, 2385 S. Fairview – Route 38
Layfayette Neighborhood Center, 1516 E. Princeton - Route 30 & 39
Mary Brown Community Center, 1350 E. Annadale - Route 32
Melody Neighborhood Center, 1516 E. Princeton – Route 45
Pinedale Community Center, 7170 N. San Pablo – Route 26 & 30
Romain Neighborhood Center, 745 N. First – Route 34

Cooling Center Locations Operating from 2:30 pm until 10:00 pm
Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center – Route 32 & 34

Water, etc: The City of Fresno will provide drinking water at the Cooling Centers; however, no food services are available. City Stewards and PRCS staff will deliver bottled water to our community’s homeless and indigent.

Pets: No pets are allowed at the centers. The SPCA recommends that animals should be well fed and left with plenty of water and shade in order to tolerate the heat. Service animals are, of course accommodated at the Cooling Centers.

For more information on the City’s Cooling Center operations, visit the city’s website at www.fresno.gov or call (559) 621-CITY (2489).


CONTACT: Rhonda Jorn or Patti Miller, Public Affairs Office (559) 621-7777 Heather Heinks, PRCS PIO, 621-2930

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