Cooling Centers to Stay Open Through Friday

The City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department (PARCS) will keep its cooling centers open through Friday due to the extreme heat expected this week.

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 Monday through Friday of this week 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

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. today through Friday:

  • 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.

All City pools, as well as the pools at Hoover, Fresno, Edison, Roosevelt, McLane and Sunnyside will be open and free of charge when cooling centers are open. View the hours of operation for Fresno Unified pools, as their schedule varies slightly from City pools.

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