It's hot outside! Cooling centers, spray parks and public pools are a great way to beat the heat and stay cool.
There are various spray parks open in Kern County as well as public pools to take advantage of.
If you don't feel like getting wet, the Valley Plaza Mall is another great option. The entire mall is air conditioned, which allows you to stay cool without breaking the bank with high electricity bills.
For those that want to get out of town, heading west to Avila or Pismo Beach is also an inexpensive way to beat the heat. With temperatures nearly 30 degrees lower than Kern County, the cool ocean breeze is perfect to cool down,
Cooling centers are also an economically friendly way to stay out of the 100 plus degree weather.
The status of the Cooling Centers for Friday, July 29, 2016 is:
SAN JOAQUIN AND KERN RIVER VALLEY CENTERS
Adobe Complex Plaza, Suite H, 414 4th Street, Arvin ~ OPEN
Buttonwillow Recreation and Park District, 556 Milo, Buttonwillow ~ OPEN
East Bakersfield Veterans Building, 2101 Ridge Road, Bakersfield ~ OPEN
East Niles Senior Center, 6601 East Niles Street, Bakersfield ~ OPEN
Kern River Valley Senior Center/Veterans Building, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella ~ Closed
The Mission at Kern County, 816 E. 21st Street, Bakersfield ~ OPEN
Gusher Hall, 271 California Street, Maricopa ~ Closed
Taft Veterans Building, 213 Taylor Street, Taft ~ OPEN
Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Avenue, Shafter ~ OPEN
Wasco Veterans Hall, 1202 Poplar Avenue, Wasco ~ OPEN
Frazier Park Recreation Building, 3801 Park Drive, Frazier Park ~ Closed
California City Police Department, 21130 Hacienda Blvd., California City ~ Closed
The Strata Center, 10350 Heather Avenue, California City ~ Closed
Hummel Community Building, 2500 20th Street, Rosamond ~ Closed
Inyokern Senior Center, 1247 Broadway, Inyokern ~ OPEN
Kerr McGee Center, 100 W. California Avenue, Ridgecrest ~ OPEN