Public Safety

Alameda County Cooling Centers

Brianne Elizarrey | September 1, 2017

Here is a link for a constantly-being-updated list of Countywide Heat Emergency Cooling Centers with an emphasis on unsheltered persons:

Or simply go to the website. The list will be updated as sites are added.

Very importantly, you can also call 211 -- Eden I&R, for up-to-the-minute information about where to go during a heat crisis, shelter info, etc.

Be Careful! Heat and sun are threats to aging folks, babies and children, disabled persons, folks with medical conditions or who take medication, and folks who drink or use drugs.

Be Aware! If you see someone passed out or in bad shape, don’t think they’re “just drunk” -- they could be suffering or dying from heat and sun.  Call 911 and get them help!

Water! People on the streets don’t have ready access to water.  It is both compassionate and useful to provide bottled water to people, in addition to sunscreen, hats and umbrellas for protection.

Go to a Cooling Center! A cooling center is a facility, such as a senior center, community center or library, where people may go to get out of life-threatening heat during a heat wave. Cooling centers are for everyone, especially those at risk of getting a heat-related illness.

Please call the cooling center nearest you for hours of operation during hot weather.

Link:  Cooling Center List updated 8/31/2017 and thereafter

Oakland

  • North Oakland Senior Center

5714 Martin Luther King Jr Way

510-597-5085

Monday - Friday,  9 am - 4:30 pm

  • East Oakland Multipurpose Senior Center

9255 Edes Avenue, Oakland, CA

510-615-5731

Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 5 pm

  • St. Vincent DePaul Center

2272 San Pablo Ave

510-638-7600

Tuesday-Saturday 10-3pm

Not air conditioned but water and a place in the shade.

  • Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center

3301 E 12th Street, Suite 201 Oakland

510-535-6123

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

  • Oakland Main Library

125 14th Street  Oakland

510.238.3134

Mon,Tue, Fri, Sat:  10-5:30pm

Wed,Thur: 12 -8pm

Sun 1-5pm

Berkeley

  • Berkeley Drop-In Center (BDIC) 

3234 Adeline St.  Berkeley

(510) 653-3808 

Mon - Thurs 9am. - 4p.m.

Fridays  9a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • BOSS Multi-Agency Service Center (MASC) 

1931 Center St.  Berkeley, CA 94704

510.843-3700

Mondays - Fridays  8:00 a.m. - Noon

  • Women's Daytime Drop-In Center 

2218 Acton St.  Berkeley (510) 548-2884

Mondays - Fridays 8-4pm

*Women and children only.

  • Youth Spirit Artwork 

1740 Alcatraz Avenue  Berkeley

Youth under 24 yrs.

Mon - Fri  8:30am- 6:30pm.

  • Berkeley Central Library

2090 Kittredge St. (at Shattuck)

Mon-Sat 10-6pm

Sun: 1-5pm

  • Berkeley Claremont Library

2940 Benvenue Ave

Mon-Sat 10-6pm

  • Berkeley West Branch Library

1125 University Ave. (at San Pablo)

Mon-Sat 10-6pm

  • North Berkeley Senior Center

1901 Hearst Ave, Berkeley

510-981-5190

*55+ yrs old

Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm, call before coming in

  • South Berkeley Senior Center

2939 Ellis Street

510‐981‐5170

*55+ yrs old

9-3pm MF

  • West Berkeley Senior Center

1900 6th Street

510‐981‐5180

*55+ yrs old

Alameda

  • Mastick Senior Center

1155 Santa Clara Avenue

510‐747‐7500

Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm,

San Leandro  

City Cooling Center announcement

  • San Leandro Public Library 

300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro

510-577-3971

Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm

AC transit #89 reaches both;

Flex Shuttle also available M-F.

510-577-3462

  • Marina Community Center

15301 Wicks Blvd, San Leandro

510-577-6080

Monday - Friday,  11:00 am - 7:00 pm Call before coming in

  • Ashland Community Center

1530 167th Ave

12 noon – 8pm during heat emergency

Castro Valley

  • Kenneth C. Aitken Senior Center

17800 Redwood Road

510‐881‐6738

Open 12-8pm during heat emergency

  • First Presbyterian Church

2490 Grove Ave/Redwood Rd

510-581-6203

Church offices open to unsheltered persons during heat emergencies

9-4pm Mon-Thursday.

  • Castro Valley Library

3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley

510-667-7900

Sun, 1 pm - 5 pm

Mon and Tue, 12 pm - 8 pm

Wed and Thur,10 am- 6 pm

Friday, closed

Sat, 10 am - 5 pm

  • Castro Valley Community Center

18988 Lake Chabot Road

(510) 881-6723

Splash Park heat emergency extra hours 12-8pm

Hayward

Hayward Area Announcement

  • Cannery Park

125 B Street

Splash Park heat emergency extra hours 12-8pm

  • Matt Jimenez Community Center

28200 Ruus Rd

(510) 887-0400

12-8pm during heat emergency

  • San Lorenzo Community Center

1970 Via Buena Vista,

(510) 881-6723

12-8pm during heat emergency

Fremont

City cooling center list

  • Fremont Senior Center

40086 Paseo Padre Parkway

510-790-6600

Monday - Friday,  8 am - 5 pm

  • Fremont Main Library

2450 Stevenson Blvd.

510-745-1401

Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm

Mon&Tue 1-9pm

W 12-6

TH-Fri 11-6

Sat 10-5

Sun 1-5, 

  • Irvington Library   

41825 Greenpark Dr.

510-608-1170

Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Centerville Library

3801 Nicolet Ave

510-795-2629

Tuesday, 1 pm - 8 pm

Thursday, 11 am - 6 pm

  • Niles Library

150 I Street

510-795-2626

Tuesday, 10 am - 5 pm

  • Family Resource Center

39155 Liberty St.

510-574-2000

Monday - Friday,  8 am - 5 pm 

  • Washington Hospital Library

2500 Mowry Avenue

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday,  10 am - 2 pm

Wednesday, 10 am - 5 pm

Newark

  • Newark Library 

6300 Civic Terrace Avenue

510-795-2627

Mon & Tue, 12 pm - 8 pm

Wed & Thur, 10 am - 6 pm

Friday, Closed

Sat, 10 am - 5 pm

  • Newark Senior Center

7401 Enterprise Drive

510-284-0675

Monday - Friday,  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Union City

  • Ruggieri Senior Center 

33997 Alvarado-Niles Rd

510-675-5495

Monday - Friday,  9 am - 4 pm

  • Union City Library 

34007 Alvarado Niles Road

510-745-1464

Sun, 1 -5pm

Mon 10- 6 pm

Tues 1 -8 pm

Wed 10 - 8 pm

Thurs 1- 8 pm

Fri 2- 6 pm

Sat 10- 5 pm

  • Holly Community Center

31600 Alvarado Blvd

510-675-5488

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

Closed every other Friday

  • Union City Sports Center

31224 Union City Blvd

510-675-5808

Monday - Friday, 5:30 am - 9 pm

Saturday, Sunday, 7 am - 3 pm 

Pleasanton

  • Pleasanton Senior Center

5353 Sunol Blvd.

925-931-5365

Tuesday - Thursday,  9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Dublin

  • Dublin Library

200 Civic Plaza

925-828-1315

Sun 1- 5 pm

Mon, Tue, Wed: 10 am - 8 pm

Thurs, 10 am- 6 pm

Friday, Closed

Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm

  • Shannon Community Center

11600 Shannon Avenue

(925) 556-4500

8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

8 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Thursdays

9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

air-conditioned lobby

  • Dublin Senior Center

7600 Amador Valley Blvd.

925-556-4511

Monday - Friday, 9 am – 4 pm.

Saturday 9 am – 12 noon

Livermore

  • Robert Livermore Community Center

4444 East Ave.

925-373-5760

Monday - Friday,  9 am - 4 pm

  • Livermore Public Library 

1188 S. Livermore Ave.

925-373-5500

Monday - Thursday, 10 - 9 pm

Friday, 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday 12 noon - 6 pm

  • Rincon Library

725 Rincon Ave.

925-373-5540

Monday, 12 noon- 8 pm

Wednesday, 10 am- 6 pm

Friday, 10 am - 5 pm

  • May Nissen Swim Center

25 cent swimming & shower

685 Rincon Avenue

(925) 960-2451

M-F 1-4pm

Sat 1-5pm

  • Springtown Library

998 Bluebell Drive

925-373-5518

Tuesday, 12 noon - 8 pm

Thursday, 10 am - 1 pm