BULL Nation Cooling Centers

During the summertime, senior citizens and others at risk from extreme heat can find relief at cooling centers across Kern County. Residents using the centers should bring their own books, puzzles or games to pass the time. Water and snacks will be provided thanks to funding from PG&E.   Criteria for opening cooling centers

If you need transportation to a cooling center, contact:

Cooling Centers are primarily funded through a grant from   PG&E
If a Cooling Center is designated “open” the center will operate from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm.


Arvin Senior Center, 800 Walnut Drive, Arvin
Buttonwillow Recreation and Park District, 556 Milo, Buttonwillow
East Bakersfield Veterans Building, 2101 Ridge Road, Bakersfield
East Niles Senior Center, 6601 East Niles Street, Bakersfield
The Mission at Kern County, 816 East 21st, Bakersfield
Taft Veterans Building, 213 Taylor Street, Taft
Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Avenue, Shafter
Gusher Hall, 271 California Street, Maricopa

Frazier Park Recreation Building, 3801 Park Drive, Frazier Park
Kern River Valley Senior Center/Veterans Building, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella

California City Police Department, 21130 Hacienda Blvd., California City
The Strata Center, 10350 Heather Avenue, California City
Hummel Community Building, 2500 20th Street, Rosamond
Kerr McGee Center, 100 W. California Avenue, Ridgecrest

In addition, Kern County Libraries will be open during their scheduled business hours.