published on June 16, 2017 - 12:29 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

With an anticipated heat wave this weekend, the City of Fresno will be opening its cooling centers for the first time this year.

Cooling centers are activated when the temperature in Fresno is forecast to be 105°F or above by the National Weather Service in Hanford. The cooling centers will be open this Saturday and Sunday from noon until 8 p.m.

Cooling centers will be open 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
Romain Neighborhood Park, 745 N. First

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.

The following City of Fresno swimming pools are free for recreational swim from 1 – 5 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday:

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.

Several FUSD pools will not be open to the public this weekend due to
swimming events, including water polo and swimming competitions. Those pools are: Edison, Fresno, Bullard and Sunnyside.

All City pools, as well as the pools at Hoover, McLane and Roosevelt, will be open and free of charge due to the cooling centers being open.

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