Cooling and Warming Center Policy

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City of Fresno Ordinance # 2023-320 requires that the City operate community centers as warming and cooling centers according to the requirements set forth in the ordinance. The determination to open centers is made according to the forecast issued by the National Weather Service’s San Joaquin Valley Office, which can be viewed at https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=HNX&product=SFT&issuedby=HNX.

According to the ordinance, cooling centers will open when temperatures are forecasted to reach or exceed 105 degrees Fahrenheit and will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Warming centers will open when temperatures are forecasted to drop below 35 degrees and will be open from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

The City’s FAX bus system will provide free transportation along normal routes to the following facilities when operated as warming or cooling centers. Click here to view FAX Bus Schedules

  1. Maxie L Parks Center, 1802 E California Ave.
  2. Ted C. Wills Community Center, 770 N. San Pablo
  3. Mosqueda Community Center, 4670 E. Butler