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Beat the Heat: Here's an updated list of open Cooling Centers in the County

Posted at 5:33 PM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 20:33:29-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Parks Division, in cooperation with the Department of Aging and Adult Services, other Kern County agencies and/or districts, and PG&E, has opened Cooling Centers.

Typically, 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 the 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 materials, games, etc. to better enjoy the Centers.

The status of the Cooling Centers for Friday, August 16, 2019 is:

Arvin - Arvin Community Center, 800 Walnut Drive - OPEN

Bakersfield - East Bakersfield Veterans Building, 2101 Ridge Road - OPEN

Bakersfield - East Niles Senior Center, 6601 E. Niles Street - OPEN

Bakersfield - The Mission at Kern County, 816 E. 21st Street - OPEN

Bakersfield - Rasmussen Senior Center, 115 E. Roberts Lane - OPEN

Buttonwillow - Buttonwillow Recreation and Park District, 556 Milo Avenue - CLOSED

Lake Isabella - Kern River Valley Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Boulevard - CLOSED

Maricopa - Gusher Hall, 271 California Street - CLOSED

Shafter - Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Avenue - OPEN

Taft - Taft Veterans Building, 213 Taylor Street - CLOSED


Frazier Park - Frazier Park Recreation Building, 3801 Park Drive - CLOSED


California City - California City Police Department, 21130 Hacienda Boulevard - CLOSED

California City - Strata Center, 10350 Heather Avenue - CLOSED

Mojave - Mojave Veterans Building, 15580 O Street - CLOSED

Ridgecrest - Kerr-McGee Center, 100 W. California Avenue - CLOSED

Rosamond - Hummel Community Building, 2500 20th Street - CLOSED

NOTE: The City of Delano has elected to operate cooling centers independent of our program or the guidelines listed above. The City of Delano's Cooling Centers are open from June 1st to August 31st at the locations and times listed below.

Monday-Friday 9 am - 1 pm
Ellington Center
925 Ellington Street

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4 pm - 7 pm
LTV Technology Center
140 W. 11th Avenue