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Here are the Cooling Centers in Fresno County - Excessive Heat This Week

It's going to be very, very hot for the next week or so - below is cooling center information for Fresno County!!


Cooling Center Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

When the National Weather Service forecasts a high of 105 degrees or hotter:

At1 p.m., the City will activate the following four Cooling Centers and will remain open until7:00 p.m., in accordance with State guidelines.

Frank H. Ball, 760 MayorMap to Frank H. Ball

Ted C. Wills Community Center, 770 N. San Pablo –Map to Ted C. Wills

Mosqueda Community Center, 4670 E. Butler –Map to Mosqueda Community Center

Pinedale Community Center, 7170 N. San Pablo –Map to Pinedale Community Center

  • For weekend activation: If the temperature is projected to reach 105 degreeseitherday the cooling centers will be activated for both weekend days (Saturday and Sunday)
  • The City’s FAX Bus systemwill provide free transportation along normal routes to and from Cooling Centers.
  • To ride free, residents must indicate they are traveling to a Cooling Center
  • For information or assistance with the City Heat Relief Plan call(559) 621-CITY(2489)

Non-Forecasted ActivationIf the forecast is below 105 degrees, City officials will monitor conditions and may call for activation. If it becomes apparent that the daily high will break 105 degrees, or if it has already reached that mark, PARCS will immediately notify the One Call Center, the Webmaster and the FAX Dispatch office.

  • PARCS will also generate an email to the Cooling Center distribution list and the City’s Communication team will assist with notification of local media.
  • PARCS will have the four regular cooling center facilities opened within 90 minutes following the notification of all City involved staff.
  • If the non-forecasted opening occurs before 5pm, the pools will also be notified and entry fees will be waived.
  • Additional activations may occur at any time if urgent public health and safety issues arise or the City faces prolonged periods of intense heat (i.e. 5+ days).

Tulare Regional Medical Center-- and several other locations around the County --have one more solution for people to beat the heat, public cooling centers. The air-conditioned center, open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., is located inside the medical center's main entrance lobby on 869 N. Cherry St. Tulare Regional Medial Center staff suggests spending just a few hours in an air-conditioned environment to bring down the body's core temperature making the outside heat tolerable. Individuals including older or frail adults, homeless, parents with small children or people with health conditions whose condition can worsen due to the heat should avoid going outside.

Tulare Public Library,475 North M St., Tulare, Tuesday- Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. -5 p.m., call 685-4500      

Meitzenheimer Community Center, 830 S. Blackstone St., Tulare, Monday- Friday 8 a.m. -5 p.m., call 684-4310

Tulare Senior Community Center, 201 North F St., Tulare, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. -5 p.m., call 685-2330


Visalia Public Library, 200 W Oak Ave, Visalia, Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m., - 8 p.m., and Friday from noon-6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., call 713-2700                           

Visalia Transit Center,425 E Oak Ave, Visalia, Monday- Friday 6 a.m., - 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m.- 6:30 p.m., call 713-4100          


Farmersville Public Library, 623 N. Avery Ave., Farmersville, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. -1 p.m., and 2 p.m., - 6 p.m., call 713-2700      

Farmersville Council Chamber, 909 W. Visalia Road Farmersville, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., call 747-0458                                                                     


Porterville Heritage Center, 256 E. Orange Ave., Porterville, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., call 791-7695                        

Porterville City Hall, 291 N. Main St., Porterville, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., call 782-7466                          

Porterville Public Library,41 W. Thurman Ave., Porterville, Monday- Thursday 9 a.m. -8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. -5 p.m., call 784-0177                   

Porterville Transit Center, 61 W. Oak Ave., Porterville, Monday-Friday 6 a.m.- 10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.- 10 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m.-6p.m., call 791-7800


Woodlake City Hall, 350 N. Valencia Blvd., Woodlake, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., call 564-8055                              

Woodlake Public Library,400 W. Whitney Ave., Woodlake, Tuesday-Friday 9a.m.-1p.m., and 2-5p.m., call 564-8424               

Tulare County:

Alpaugh Public Library, 3816 Ave. 54, Alpaugh, Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m.-1p.m. and 2p,m, 5 p.m. call 949-8355                                              

Cutler-Orosi Family Education Center, 40802 Rd. 128, Cutler, Monday- Friday 8 a.m.- 5p.m., call 528-1790                             

Dinuba Public Library,150 South I St., Dinuba, Tuesday and Thursday 11a.m.-5p.m., and 6 p.m. -8 p.m. Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m., - 1 p.m. and 2p.m.-6 p.m., call 591-5829                                            

Exeter Public Library, 230 E. Chestnut St., Exeter, Tuesday and Wednesday 11a.m.-5 p.m., 6p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and 2 p.m. -6 p.m., call 592-5361

Strathmore Public Library19646 Rd. 230, Strathmore, Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2p.m.-6 p.m., call 568-1087

Three Rivers Public Library 42052 Eggers Drive, Three Rivers, Tuesday and Thursday noon- 5 p.m., and 6 p.m.- 8 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and 2 p.m.- 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 2 p.m.- 5 p.m., call 561-4564               

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