As temperatures begin to heat up in the Coachella Valley, the City of Palm Springs would like to alert citizens that two convenient cooling centers will be offered this summer in Palm Springs whenever the Riverside County Department of Public Health issues a heat warning. The cool centers are coordinated by the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County, in conjunction with the health department. Snacks and water will be available.
In June 2019, the City Council requested the County of Riverside, who is responsible for Social Services, provide for the homeless in Palm Springs by opening day and night cooling centers for those unsheltered individuals who need assistance when the temperature reaches 100 degrees or higher.
Here is the current list of convenient cooling center locations that will be active beginning June 1, 2020:
- Palm Springs High School, 2401 E. Baristo Rd. (Cross Streets: Baristo & Farrell Dr)
Monday – Sunday 3:00 PM – 7:00AM
- Well in the Desert, 441 S. Calle Encilia, Suite 3 (Cross Streets: Between Ramon & Saturino Rd)
Monday – Sunday 7:30AM – 6:00PM
Tips to stay cool and on how to protect yourself from heat related illnesses: