List of open cooling centers in Kern County

Cooling centers open with 100 degree temperatures

KERN COUNTY, Calif. - As temperatures reach into the 100s, cooling centers around Kern County are opening their doors. Below is a list of the centers:

Tuesday, July 17th: 

  • Arvin - Arvin Community Center, 800 Walnut Drive 
  • Taft - Taft Veterans Building, 213 Taylor Street
  • Ridgecrest - Kerr-McGee Center, 100 W. California Avenue

Kern County officials say public libraries in local communities will also serve as cooling centers during their normal business hours.

Officials have a list of other cooling centers that are not open yet, but would open under the following temperatures forecasted the day before by the National Weather Service: 

  • San Joaquin Valley / Kern River Valley Centers: 105 degrees
  • Mountain Center(s): 95 degrees
  • Desert Centers: 108 degrees

Those locations are:

San Joaquin Valley/Kern River Valley Communities:


  • East Bakersfield Veterans Building
    • 2101 Ridge Road
  • East Niles Senior Center
    • 6601 East Niles Street

Lake Isabella

  • Kern River Valley Senior Center / Veterans Building
    • 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd.


  • Gusher Hall
    • 271 California Street


  • Taft Veterans Building
    • 213 Taylor Street

Mountain Communities:

Frazier Park

  • Frazier Park Recreation Building
    • 3801 Park Drive

Desert Communities:

California City

  • California City Police Department
    • 21130 Hacienda Blvd.
  • The Strata Center
    • 10350 Heather Avenue


  • Hummel Community Building
    • 2500 20th Street
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