Cooling centers in the Valley

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- In response to expected high temperatures this week, communities in the Valley have opened cooling centers.

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City of Fresno

Ted C. Wills Community Center
770 N. San Pablo

Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center
760 Mayor

Mosqueda Community Center
4870 E. Butler

Pinedale Community Center
7170 N. San Pablo.

In addition, the City's FAX bus system will provide free transportation along normal routes to and from cooling center sites when the centers are open. To ride free, residents must indicate they are traveling to a cooling center.

Individuals should refer to the FAX schedule to determine the final evening departure time for buses providing

Please note that the following City of Fresno swimming pools are free for recreational swim from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.:

Frank H. Ball, 760 Mayor

Mary Ella Brown, 1350 E. Annadale

Mosqueda, 4870 E. Butler

Residents may also take advantage of the new Blue Space program, a partnership between the City of Fresno and the Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) that provides recreational swim and swim lessons at Fresno high school swimming pools.

FUSD swimming pools will be open at:

Hoover High School from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Edison High School from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Fresno & Roosevelt High Schools from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunnyside & McLane High Schools from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

City and FUSD pools are open and free of charge when cooling centers are open.

For more information on our cooling centers please click here.

Merced County

With temperatures expected to reach 105 degrees Tuesday (Aug. 1), several cooling zones will be open to help residents cope with the heat. The following locations will be available during specified times/hours to be used as cooling zones if needed:

- The City of Atwater's Cooling Zone will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Atwater Community Center on 760 E. Bellevue Road

- The City of Dos Palos' Cooling Zone will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the City-County Building (City Hall) on 1546 Golden Gate Ave.

- The City of Gustine's Cooling Zone will be open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Room adjacent to the Library at 205 Sixth St.

- The City of Livingston's Cooling Zone will be open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Police Department on 1446 C St.

- The City of Merced's Cooling Zone will be open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Merced Civic Center on 678 W. 18th St.

- The following County libraries will also be available as Cooling Zones during normal hours Tuesday:

1600 Third Street
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

16881 W Schendel
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

205 Sixth St.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Le Grand
14949 Le Grand Rd
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1212 W. Main St.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Los Banos
1312 Seventh St.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

2100 O St
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Santa Nella
29188 W. Centinella Ave.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Because of the extreme heat, The Bus will provide free rides on the existing fixed-route buses to the nearest Cooling Zone on Tuesday. The Bus will take passengers along the fixed route to a designated location near an available Cooling Zone only.

The public can also take the fixed route bus back along the route to get home, as service is available. Check the fixed route schedules for exact times of availability. Transfers may be required.

If you have a disability that prevents you from using the fixed route bus by yourself, please call (209) 384-3111.
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