Cooling Centers to Open This Friday Through Sunday

The National Weather Service in Hanford has forecasted the temperature to be at, or above, 105°F in Fresno for Friday, July 7th through Sunday, July 9th, 2017.  Therefore the City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department (PARCS) will be opening its cooling centers during this time.

Cooling centers will be open at the following locations:

  • Ted C. Wills Community Center, 770 N. San Pablo
  • Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center, 760 Mayor
  • Mosqueda Community Center, 4670 E. Butler
  • Pinedale Community Center, 7170 N. San Pablo

In addition, the City’s FAX bus system will provide free transportation along normal routes to and from cooling center sites when the centers are open.  To ride free, residents must indicate they are traveling to a cooling center.

Individuals should refer to the FAX schedule to determine the final evening departure time for buses providing service near cooling center locations.  The FAX schedule is available on the City’s website.

Please note that the following City of Fresno swimming pools are free for recreational swim from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

  • Frank H. Ball, 760 Mayor
  • Mary Ella Brown, 1350 E. Annadale
  • Mosqueda, 4870 E. Butler

Residents may also take advantage of the new Blue Space program, a partnership between the City of Fresno and the Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) that provides recreational swim and swim lessons at Fresno high school swimming pools.

FUSD swimming pools that will be open on Friday July 7th are:
Hoover High School from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Roosevelt High School from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00p.m.
McLane High School from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

These pools, along with the pools at Fresno High, Sunnyside High and Edison High School will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

All City and FUSD pools will be open and free of charge due to the cooling centers being open.

For more information on our cooling centers please visit our website