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Cooling centers opening in the Sacramento region ahead heat wave

Because of the upcoming heat wave, cities and counties in Northern California have announced the openings of cooling centers to help those in need.
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SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. — An Excessive Heat Warning is scheduled for most of Northern California, starting 2 p.m. Wednesday and lasting through 9 p.m. Saturday, June 19.

Because of the upcoming heat wave, cities and counties in Northern California have announced the openings of cooling centers to help those in need.

Elk Grove

The city of Elk Grove and Cosumnes Community Services District announced in a press release it plans to open a cooling center in Elk Grove on Thursday and Friday, June 17 and 18, for those "who may lack shelter or adequate home cooling systems."

The Wackford Community Complex, 9014 Bruceville Road, will host the cooling center. It'll be open from noon - 8 p.m. both Thursday and Friday and offer seating, water, and air-conditioning. The center will not allow pets.


The city of Folsom has announced the opening of a cooling center at the Folsom Public Library meeting room, 411 Stafford St. The center will be available to those in need of cooling from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17, through Saturday, June 19, and from 2 - 7 p.m. Sunday, June 20.

The center is managed by the Folsom Public Library and Folsom Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Masks will be required at all times.


Sacramento is getting ready for the upcoming heat wave by opening a pair of cooling centers starting this Thursday, June 17.

The cooling centers will be available at the Hagginwood Community Center, 3271 Marysville Blvd., and the Hart Senior Center, 915 27th St. Both locations will operate between noon and 8 p.m., June 17 - 19. Masks will be required inside the cooling centers.

Rancho Cordova

The Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, is transforming into a cooling center, starting Wednesday, June 16 through Friday, June 18. The center will be available from 2 - 8 p.m. to those in need. The center will offer snack, water, and masks. 

Pets will not be allowed inside. 

Sacramento County

The Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance announced it is opening cooling centers at five locations, as well as handing out motel vouchers to the unhoused community. 

For those planning to visit a cooling center, masks will be required and pets are welcome, but will need to be on a leash or in an animal container at all times. Centers will be available starting Wednesday, June 16, through Sunday, June 20. During the week, the centers will be available in the morning, but on Saturday and Sunday, the centers open at 2 p.m. and stay available until 8 p.m.

The centers are located at:

  • 1725 28th St, Sacramento
  • 2700 Fulton Ave. Sacramento
  • 5747 Watt Ave. North Highlands
  • 2450 Florin Road , Sacramento
  • 3960 Research Drive Sacramento


Two community centers in Stockton will transform into cooling centers, starting Wednesday, June 16. 

The cooling centers will be available at the Van Buskirk Community Center, 734 Houston Ave., and the Arnold Rue Community Center, 5758 Lorraine Ave. Both locations will operate from 8 a.m. through 7 p.m., through June 19. 


The city of Rocklin is offering its Parks and Recreation building as a cooling center through Friday, June 18. The senior recreation room at Johnson-Springview Park, 5480 5th St., is available from noon - 6 p.m. Thursday and noon - 8 p.m. Friday. 


The City of Vacaville announced Tuesday evening plans to open the McBridge Senior Center as a cooling center for two days starting Thursday, June 17. 

According to a tweet from the City of Vacaville, the cooling center will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on June 17 and 18. It will be located at 91 Town Square Place.

This story will be updated as more cooling center openings are announced in the Sacramento region.