Fresno opens cooling centers and city pools due to heat

February 07 2021 03:30 pm

FRESNO, California.- The city has opened several Cooling Centers and public pools around the city to help people avoid heat stroke during triple digit weather.

The list of centers around town are: 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).

Darius Morris was at the Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center to play basketball with his friends in the air conditioning. During these very hot days he makes it appoint to stay out of the heat.

“You just want to get out of the heat,” said Morris. “Lay in front of a fan or something. It just drains you.”

Morris has lived in Fresno for quite some time but the first couple stretches of triple digits always comes as a shock.

“You get used to it but every year it is something new,” said Morris. “Like it is hot again.

For Adrianna Salazar, it is important to keep her toddler comfortable on these warm days. She did that on Saturday by going to one of the city’s public pools.

“I brought her bikini and stuff,” said Salazar. “So I am ready.”

Her daughter was one of many kids at the several swimming pools making the temperature bearable while still staying active.

“It’s great for the community and the rest the kids that can come out here,” said Salazar.

Mosqueda Community Center, Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center and Mary Ella Brown Community Center (1350 E. Annadale Ave) will all be free for use this weekend as the triple digits continue.

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