The City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department (PARCS) will be opening its cooling centers this weekend due to the extreme heat expected during that time.
Cooling centers are activated when the temperature in Fresno is forecast to be 105°F or above by the National Weather Service in Hanford. The cooling centers will be open this Saturday and Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m.
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
- Romain Neighborhood Park, 745 N. First
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. tomorrow 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.
Please be aware that several FUSD pools will not be open to the public this weekend due to
swimming events, including water polo and swimming competitions. Those pools are: Edison, Fresno, Bullard and Sunnyside. Please help get the word out about these four pools being closed to avoid any confusion to our residents.
All City pools, as well as the pools at Hoover, McLane and Roosevelt, 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 at: