SACRAMENTO, Calif —

Cooling centers can be the place to go when you're looking to escape the heat, hydrate and relax. It can also be a good place to go when you don't want to run up your own air-conditioning costs. 

Typically cities open cooling centers when the high heat index is forecasted above 105 degrees and the low heat index is forecasted 75 degrees or higher for three consecutive days.

The heat index is a measurement that considers humidity and temperature to more accurately show how hot it feels.

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Even when cooling centers aren't operating, the businesses they operate out of may still be good places to cool down since they're usually open to the public during normal business hours. Hours are extended when these locations turn into cooling centers.  

Below is a list of cooling centers in and around Sacramento, Modesto and Stockton. 

SACRAMENTO  

  • Belle Cooledge Community Center
  • Clunie Community Center
  • Coloma Community Center
  • East Portal Community Center
  • Elmo Slider Community Center
  • Evelyn Moore Community Center
  • George Sim Community Center
  • Hagginwood Community Center
  • Johnston Community Center
  • Oak Park Community Center
  • Robertson Community Center
  • Sam and Bonnie Pannell Community Center
  • Shepard Garden and Arts Community Center
  • South Natomas Community Center
  • Southside Community Center
  • Woodlake Community Center

CITRUS HEIGHTS   

  • Citrus Heights Community Center 

ROSEVILLE 

  • Maidu Library
  • Martha Riley Community Library
  • Utility Exploration Center

WEST SACRAMENTO

  • Community Center
  • Recreation Center
  • Arthur F. Turner Community Library

DAVIS 

  • Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library
  • Davis Senior Center
  • Davis Community Meals and Housing

ELK GROVE 

  • Barbara Morse Wackford Community and Aquatic Complex

VACAVILLE 

  • Three Oaks Community Center
  • Ulatis Community Center

STOCKTON  

  • Boggs Tract Community Center
  • Northeast Community Center
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Kennedy Community Center
  • Garden Acres Community Center
  • Taft Community Center
  • Arnold Rue Community Center
  • Stribley Park
  • Oak Park Senior Center
  • Van Buskirk Community Center
  • Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church

MANTECA  

  • Manteca Senior Center

LATHROP 

  • Lathrop Senior Center

TRACY  

  • Larch Clover Community Center
  • Tracy Library
  • Tracy Transit Center
  • Larch-Clover Community Center
  • West Valley Mall

CERES 

  • Ceres Community Center
  • Ceres Public Library

DENAIR  

  • Denair Public Library

EMPIRE  

  • Empire Public Library
  • Regional Water Safety Training Center

HUGHSON 

  • Hughson Public Library
  • Hughson Community Center

KEYES 

  • Keyes Public Library

LODI

  • Lodi Community Services Center

MODESTO   

  • Salvation Army Social Services and Church\
  • Modesto Library
  • Senior Center
  • Maddux Youth Center
  • King-Kennedy Memorial Center
  • McHenry Museum
  • Modesto Gospel Mission
  • Vintage Faire Mall

NEWMAN 

  • Newman Public Library
  • Newman Family Resource Center
  • Newman Teen Center

OAKDALE 

  • Oakdale Public Library

PATTERSON 

  • Patterson Public Library
  • Hammon Senior Center

RIVERBANK 

  • Riverbank Public Library
  • Riverbank Teen Center
  • Senior Meals and Activities Community Center

SALIDA 

  • Salida Public Library

TURLOCK 

  • Homeless Assistance Ministry Center
  • Turlock Public Library

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