For the health, safety, and comfort of our residents, the Kern County Parks Department, in cooperation with the Department of Aging and Adult Services, other Kern County agencies and/or districts, and PG&E, will open Cooling Centers throughout the County when temperatures are forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS) 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.
The Cooling Centers Daily Report will be issued by 11:00 am on the day before the Centers open. Weekend Cooling Center openings will be released by 11:00 am on Friday.
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 Thursday, June 22nd is:
SAN JOAQUIN AND KERN RIVER VALLEY CENTERS
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
Buttonwillow ~ Buttonwillow Recreation and Park District, 556 Milo Avenue ~ OPEN
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 ~ OPEN
Frazier Park ~ Frazier Park Recreation Building, 3801 Park Drive ~ CLOSED
California City ~ California City Police Department, 21130 Hacienda Boulevard ~ OPEN
California City ~ Strata Center, 10350 Heather Avenue ~ OPEN
Inyokern ~ Inyokern Senior Center, 1247 Broadway ~ OPEN
Ridgecrest ~ Kerr-McGee Center, 100 W. California Avenue ~ OPEN
Rosamond ~ Hummel Community Building, 2500 20th Street ~ CLOSED