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 current list of Cooling Centers is as follows:
East Bakersfield Veterans Building, 2101 Ridge Road
Bakersfield Rasmussen Senior Center, 115 East Roberts Lane
The Mission at Kern County 516 E. 21st street
Maricopa – Gusher Hall 271 California Street
McFarland – McFarland Veterans Center, 103 West Sherwood
Shafter – Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Avenue
Taft – Taft Veterans Building, 213 Taylor Street
Frazier Park – Frazier Park Recreation Building, 3801 Park Drive
Lake Isabella – Kern River Valley Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd
Rosamond – Hummel Community Building 2500 20th Street
Residents using the Cooling Centers are encouraged to bring their favorite non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, reading material, games, etc. to better enjoy the Centers. If you need transportation call 2-1-1.
*When open, hours are 1-8 p.m. Visitors must wear face coverings; be tested for temperature and symptoms before entering, practice physical distancing guidelines.