FRESNO, CA – The National Weather Service in Hanford expects temperatures to be at, or above, 105 degrees in Fresno today, June 11, 2019. As a result, the City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services (PARCS) Department will open its cooling centers.
Cooling centers will be open from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the following locations:
• Ted C. Wills Community Center, 770 N. San Pablo
• Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center, 760 Mayor
• Mosqueda Community Center, 4670 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 service near cooling center locations. The FAX schedule is available on the City’s website here.
Residents may also take advantage of the 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.
The following City of Fresno pools will offer recreational swim from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.:
• Mosqueda Community Center
• Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center
• Mary Ella Brown Community Center, 1350 E. Annadale Ave.
FUSD swimming pools will be open, for recreational swim, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Edison, Roosevelt, Fresno, and Sunnyside High Schools. Bullard High is open for swim lessons only. The Hoover High pool is not available due to summer school. The pool at McLane High School is being renovated and unavailable this Blue Space season.
Pools are free of charge when cooling centers are open.
For more information on the cooling centers please visit the city’s website at: https://www.fresno.gov/parks/activities-recreational-programs/cooling-centers/