Due to the upcoming forecasted high temperatures, the City of Chico has initiated the activation of the emergency Cooling Center beginning Friday, July 23, 2021 through Monday, July 26, 2021.
The Cooling Center is located at the north end of Depot Park located on 5th and Cedar Streets and will be open from 12:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m.
The Cooling Center consists of a tent structure canopy with water misters for those seeking respite from the extreme heat. Personal belongings must be left outside of the tent area and pets must always remain leashed. Due to COVID-19, masks are recommended in the Cooling Center for those who have not been vaccinated.
The Cooling Center is activated where weather forecasts show the temperature staying at or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit with no precipitation for several consecutive days. City staff will continue to monitor weather conditions for additional cooling center activations.
For current, up-to-date information on Warming and Cooling Center operations, please call 211.