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List of open cooling centers in Kern County

Posted: 9:29 AM, Jun 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-01 22:59:43Z

As temperatures climb, cooling centers around Kern County are opening their doors. 

Centers open Wednesday, August 1: 

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

Centers open Thursday, August 2: 

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

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

A full list of centers throughout the county:


Arvin - Arvin Community Center, 800 Walnut Drive 

Bakersfield - East Bakersfield Veterans Building, 2101 Ridge Road 

Bakersfield - East Niles Senior Center, 6601 E. Niles Street 

Bakersfield - The Mission at Kern County, 816 E. 21st Street

Buttonwillow - Buttonwillow Recreation and Park District, 556 Milo Avenue 

Lake Isabella - Kern River Valley Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Boulevard

Maricopa - Gusher Hall, 271 California Street

Shafter - Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Avenue 

Taft - Taft Veterans Building, 213 Taylor Street 


Frazier Park - Frazier Park Recreation Building, 3801 Park Drive 


California City - California City Police Department, 21130 Hacienda Boulevard 

California City - Strata Center, 10350 Heather Avenue 

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

Rosamond - Hummel Community Building, 2500 20th Street -