Cooling Centers to Open This Weekend

Posted: June 22, 2018

The National Weather Service in Hanford expects temperatures to be at, or above, 105°F in Fresno for Saturday, June 23, 2018, and Sunday, June 24, 2018.  As a result, the City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services (PARCS) Department will open its cooling centers for those days.

Cooling centers will be open from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 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

Residents may also take advantage of the 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.

The following City of Fresno pools will offer recreational swim from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.:

  • Mosqueda Community Center
  • Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center
  • Mary Ella Brown Community Center, 1350 E. Annadale Ave.

FUSD swimming pools will be open, for recreational swim, from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Hoover, McLane, Fresno, Sunnyside and Edison High Schools.  The Bullard High pool is open for lap swim only.

Pools are free of charge when cooling centers are open.

For more information on our cooling centers please visit our website at:

https://www.fresno.gov/parks/activities-recreational-programs/cooling-centers/

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