Kern County Cooling Centers

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. 

Residents using the Cooling Centers are encouraged to bring their favorite non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, reading material, games, etc. to better enjoy the Centers.

The current list of Cooling Centers is as follows:


Arvin~ Arvin Community Center, 800 Walnut Drive
Bakersfield~ East Bakersfield Veterans Building, 2101 Ridge Road
Bakersfield~ East Niles Senior Center, 6601 E. Niles Street
Bakersfield~ The Mission at Kern County, 816 E. 21stStreet
Buttonwillow~ Buttonwillow Recreation and Park District, 556 Milo Avenue
Maricopa~ Gusher Hall, 271 California Street
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 Boulevard


California City~ California City Police Department, 21130 Hacienda Blvd
California City~ Strata Center, 10350 Heather Avenue
Ridgecrest ~ Kerr-McGee Center, 100 W. California Avenue
Rosamond~ Hummel Community Building, 2500 20th Street
Mojave– Mojave Vets Building, 15580 ‘O’ Street