In response to forecasts of excessive heat, the City will open two cooling centers on Monday to assist residents

With the National Weather Service forecasting excessive heat on Monday, May 31, 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 Blvd.) and Hart Senior Center (915 27th St.), will operate from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 31.

“Our obligation as a city is to provide a safe space for vulnerable people to get relief from extreme heat or cold,” said Mayor Darrell Steinberg. “With a forecast well into the triple digits for Monday, I applaud our City staff for moving quickly and proactively.”

“We are monitoring the weather and working closely with our community center and parks staff to prepare for the heat,” said Jeanelle Gottlob, program manager for the City’s Office of Emergency Management. “City staff is on standby through the holiday weekend to prepare and adapt should extended operations be needed.”

In accordance with state and county public-health orders, all attendees at the cooling centers are required to wear a mask or face covering to protect themselves and others against the spread of COVID-19. If an individual does not have a mask, one will be provided for them.

In addition, water splash pads currently are open this weekend at 12 City parks, and the Clunie Pool (601 Alhambra Blvd.) will be open Monday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $2 for youth, $4 for adults. Capacity is limited.

Below are the water splash pads that will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.:

  • 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 Drivea
  • Artivio Guerrero – 6000 61st St.
  • Muir – 1515 C St.

Most Sacramento libraries also are open during normal business hours (with limited occupancy): 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Check the library website for details.

Sacramento County Public Health is not declaring a heat-related emergency; however, County Health is supporting opening of cooling centers due to the forecast of high temperatures.