BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County Parks Department, in cooperation with the Department of Aging and Adult Services, other Kern County agencies and districts, and PG&E, will be opening cooling centers throughout the County when temperatures are forecast by the National Weather Service to exceed certain highs.
Cooling Centers open in the San Joaquin and Kern River Valleys when the temperatures are forecast to be 105 degrees or higher, in the desert areas when temperatures are forecast to be 108 degrees or higher, and in Frazier Park when temperatures are forecast to be 95 degrees or higher.
The centers are open from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Residents using the Cooling Centers are encouraged to bring their favorite non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, reading material, games, etc. to better enjoy the Centers.
The status of the Cooling Centers for Saturday, July 20th, Sunday, July 21st, and Monday July 22nd, 2013 is:
SAN JOAQUIN AND KERN RIVER VALLEY CENTERS
Arvin Senior Center, 800 Walnut Drive, Arvin, Closed all three days
Buttonwillow Recreation and Park District, 556 Milo, Buttonwillow, Closed all three days
East Bakersfield Veterans Building, 2101 Ridge Road, Bakersfield, Closed all three days
East Niles Senior Center, 6601 East Niles Street, Bakersfield, Closed all three days
Kern River Valley Senior Center/Veterans Building, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella, Closed all three days
Taft Veterans Building, 213 Taylor Street, Taft, Saturday open, Sunday closed and Monday closed
Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Avenue, Shafter,Closed all three days
Wasco Veterans Hall, 1202 Poplar Avenue, Wasco, Saturday open, Sunday closed, Monday closed
Frazier Park Recreation Building, 3801 Park Drive, Frazier Park, Closed all three day
California City Police Department, 21130 Hacienda Blvd., California City, Closed all three days
Hummel Community Building, 2500 20th Street, Rosamond, Closed all three days
Inyokern Senior Center, 1247 Broadway, Inyokern, Closed all three days