The Kern County Parks Department in cooperation with the Department of Aging and Adult Services announced they will be opening up cooling centers when temperatures exceed certain highs.
Cooling centers in San Joaquin and Kern River Valley will be opeed up when temperatures exceed 105 degrees. In desert areas cooling centers will be opened when temperatures exceed 108 degrees. In Frazier Park cooling centers will be opened when temperatures are forecasted to be higher than 95 degrees.
Cooling centers are opened from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Residents using cooling centers are encouraged to bring snacks, their favorite non-alcoholic beverages, reading material, games etc.
The schedule for cooling centers on August 1st is as follows.
SAN JOAQUIN AND KERN RIVER VALLEY CENTERS
Arvin ~ Arvin Community Center, 800 Walnut Drive ~ CLOSED
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 ~ 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 ~ CLOSED
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
Inyokern ~ Inyokern Senior Center, 1247 Broadway ~ CLOSED
Ridgecrest ~ Kerr-McGee Center, 100 W. California Avenue ~ OPEN
Rosamond ~ Hummel Community Building, 2500 20th Street ~ CLOSED