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Cooling Centers open due to high temperatures

Posted at 10:30 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 11:08:04-04

The Kern County Parks Division, Department of Aging and Adult Services, and other Kern County agencies will be opening Cooling Centers throughout Kern County when National Weather Service temperatures exceed certain highs. 

The Cooling Centers will 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, and in Frazier Park when temperatures are forecast to be 95 degrees or higher. 

The centers will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

The Cooling Centers Daily Report will be issued by 11:00 a.m. on the day before the Centers open. 

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 following Cooling Centers will be open for Thursday and Friday, July 26/27th, 2018: 

Arvin - Arvin Community Center, 800 Walnut Drive 


  • East Bakersfield Veterans Building, 2101 Ridge Road
  • East Niles Senior Center, 6601 E. Niles Street
  • The Mission at Kern County, 816 E. 21st Street

Buttonwillow - Buttonwillow Recreation and Park District, 556 Milo Avenue

Shafter - Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Avenue

Taft - Taft Veterans Building, 213 Taylor Street

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

The following Cooling Centers will be open for Friday, July 27, 2018: 

Maricopa - Gusher Hall, 271 California Street 

California City -

  • California City Police Department, 21130 Hacienda Boulevard
  • Strata Center, 10350 Heather Avenue 

Rosamond - Hummel Community Building, 2500 20th Street