Cooling Centers to Open Tomorrow

The National Weather Service in Hanford expects temperatures to be at, or above, 105 degrees in Fresno tomorrow, May 27, 2020.  As a result,the City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services (PARCS) Department will open its cooling centers tomorrow.

Cooling centers will be open from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the following locations, in accordance with State guidelines:

  • Ted C. Wills Community Center, 770 N. San Pablo
  • Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center, 760 Mayor

In order to reduce the risk of transmission, the cooling centers will not allow the use of any recreational equipment or games while the cooling center is open to the public.

The City of Fresno will follow the guidelines for social distancing, sanitation and health screening found in Modified Appendix A under Emergency Order 2020-17 and will have protective facial covering available for all visitors. The City recommends that members of the public limit interaction and close contact with others, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, and stay home if you are sick. 

In addition to opening the cooling centers, 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 here.

The City of Fresno will announce the status of cooling centers for Thursday, May 28, 2020 by 1:00 p.m. tomorrow.  For more information on our cooling centers please visit our website at: