As temperatures begin to heat up in the Coachella Valley, the City of Palm Springs would like to alert citizens that five convenient cooling centers will be offered this summer in Palm Springs whenever the Riverside County Department of Public Health issues a heat warning. The City of Palm Springs is entirely funding the cooling centers, with assistance from the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County, who provide snacks and water.
In addition, the City Council has 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 full list of five convenient cooling center locations in Palm Springs:
- Demuth Community Center, 3601 E. Mesquite Avenue Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Palm Springs Public Library, 300 S. Sunrise Way
Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pets on leashes are welcome. Cats must be in a carrier.
- Welwood Murray Memorial Public Library, 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive Daily, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Well in the Desert, 441 S. Calle Encilia, Monday – Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center, 480 Tramview Road, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.