With the National Weather Service issuing an excessive heat warning for Thursday, June 17, through Saturday, June 19, the City of Sacramento will open two cooling centers to help residents cope with the high temperatures.

The cooling centers, at Hagginwood Community Center (3271 Marysville Boulevard) and Hart Senior Center (915 27th Street), will operate from noon to 8:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

In addition, the City’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will work with the Department of Community Response, city park rangers, community partners and others to hand out water to people in need. 

The City’s Safe Ground sites also will be used as water-distribution locations.

“It’s our responsibility as a city to do what we can to alleviate the suffering of people living outdoors during hot and cold weather,” said Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg. “Ultimately, the answer to such a deplorable condition is to have enough beds and safe spaces to protect people from the elements all year long and to provide them the services they need to find longer-term housing.”

The City will continue to monitor the weather closely and is prepared to extend operations if they are needed, said Daniel Bowers, director of the OEM. The cooling centers will operate in accordance with the state’s mask guidance.

For people looking for a way to cool off in water, the city’s spray parks are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the following locations:

  • Magnolia Park – 251 Greg Thatch Circle
  • Witter Ranch Park – 3795 Saintsbury Drive
  • Golden Poppy Park – 5765 Tres Pieza Drive
  • Valley Oak Park – 2780 Mabry Drive
  • Wild Rose Park – 5200 Kankakee Drive
  • Natomas Regional Park – 2501 New Market Drive
  • Jefferson – 1990 Roma Court
  • Shasta – 7407 Imagination Parkway
  • McClatchy – 3500 5th Ave.
  • Oki – 2715 Wisseman Drive
  • Artivio Guerrero – 6000 61st St.
  • Muir – 1515 C St.

The city’s Clunie Pool (601 Alhambra Boulevard) in McKinley Park and Doyle Pool (2827 Mendei Way) currently are open. 

Other city pools will open in the coming days as part of the city’s “Summer Kick-Off Weekend.” As part of the kick-off, pool admission for all ages will be $1 June 18-20 (normally $2 for youth and $4 for adults). The schedule for each pool can be found https://www.cityofsacramento.org/ParksandRec/Recreation/Aquatics/RecreationSwim