City expected to heat up this weekend: Here’s where you can cool off

Temperatures in the City are expected to heat up this weekend.

With Sacramento experiencing triple-digit heat, some have asked if the City will be opening cooling centers.

“The City opens cooling centers when certain temperature thresholds are met over a specified period of time,” said Daniel Bowers, Director of Emergency Management for the City of Sacramento.

For the City to open cooling centers, there has to be a “heat index of over 105 degrees Fahrenheit with credible weather forecasts of excessively hot weather for more than three days (high daytime temps) accompanied by night temps of 75 degrees Fahrenheit or more,” according to the Severe Weather Guidance plan for Sacramento.

Temperatures after this weekend are not expected to hit those thresholds, and Monday, July 29 is expected to see a high of 93 degrees and low of 60 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Still, if people need a place to chill this weekend, they are welcome to enjoy the air conditioning in Sacramento’s community centers and libraries during normal business hours, Bowers said.

Below is a list of City Community Centers, libraries, and pools that will be open to the public during regular operating hours this weekend:

Community Centers:

Hart Senior Center

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; Sunday: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

915 27th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

Oak Park Community Center

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday Closed

3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Sacramento CA 95817

South Natomas Community Center

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m; Sunday Closed

2921 Truxel Rd.
Sacramento CA 95833

Sam and Bonnie Pannell

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Sunday Closed

2450 Meadowview Rd.
Sacramento CA 95832


10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday (with some locations closed Sunday.)

City Pools:

Open from 1 – 5 p.m. (Sam and Bonnie Pannell pool open until 6 p.m.)

Find all community centers within the City of Sacramento.

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