Multiple Cooling Centers to be open this weekend

Posted at 11:43 AM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 14:43:35-04

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 Saturday, July 30; Sunday, July 31; and Monday, August 1, 2016 is:



Adobe Complex Plaza, Suite H, 414 4th Street, Arvin ~ Saturday & Sunday: OPEN ~ Monday: Closed


Buttonwillow Recreation and Park District, 556 Milo, Buttonwillow ~ Closed all 3 days


East Bakersfield Veterans Building, 2101 Ridge Road, Bakersfield ~ Saturday & Sunday: OPEN ~ Monday: Closed


East Niles Senior Center, 6601 East Niles Street, Bakersfield ~ Saturday & Sunday: OPEN ~ Monday: Closed


Kern River Valley Senior Center/Veterans Building, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella ~ Closed all 3 days


The Mission at Kern County, 816 E. 21st Street, Bakersfield ~  Saturday & Sunday: OPEN ~ Monday: Closed


Gusher Hall, 271 California Street, Maricopa ~ Closed all 3 days


Taft Veterans Building, 213 Taylor Street, Taft ~ Saturday: OPEN ~ Sunday & Monday: Closed


Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Avenue, Shafter ~ Saturday & Sunday: OPEN ~ Monday: Closed


Wasco Veterans Hall, 1202 Poplar Avenue, Wasco ~ Saturday & Sunday: OPEN ~ Monday: Closed




Frazier Park Recreation Building, 3801 Park Drive, Frazier Park ~ Closed all 3 days




California City Police Department, 21130 Hacienda Blvd., California City, ~ Closed all 3 days


The Strata Center, 10350 Heather Avenue, California City ~  Closed all 3 days


Hummel Community Building, 2500 20th Street, Rosamond ~ Closed all 3 days


Inyokern Senior Center, 1247 Broadway, Inyokern ~ Saturday & Sunday: OPEN ~ Monday: Closed


Kerr McGee Center, 100 W. California Avenue, Ridgecrest ~ Saturday & Sunday: OPEN ~ Monday: Closed