PG&E gives $25K to support Fresno cooling centers

Airways Swimming Pool in FresnoAirways Swimming Pool in FresnoPacific Gas & Electric presented a check of $25,000 to the City of Fresno today to keep its cooling centers open on hot days.

Four of the cooling cetners the city operates feature swimming pools, all of which will be open throughout the summer from 1 to 5 p.m. every day.

Ordinarily $1 for children and $2 for adults, the pools are free on cooling center dates when temperatures are expected to exceed 105 degrees.

PG&E's donation, the largest to support the city's cooling center this year, will allow the pools to stay open until 7 p.m. on free days.

Additionally, four city-operated cooling centers with air conditioning will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on excessively hot days.

City FAX buses will also give free rides from noon to 10 a.m. to noon to anyone going to a cooling center on cooling center dates as long as they notify the bus driver.

City residents can find cooling centers at the following locations:
• Frank H. Ball Community Center, 760 Mayor St.
• Ted C. Willis Community Center, 770 N. San Pablo Ave.
• Mosqueda Community Center, 4670 E. Butler Ave.
• Pinedale Community Center, 7170 N. San Pablo Ave.

City pools are located at:
• Airways Swimming Pool, 5440 E. Shields Ave.
• Frank H. Ball Community Center Swimming Pool, 760 Mayor St.
• Mary Ella Brown Community Center Swimming Pool, 1350 E. Annadale Ave.
• Mosqueda Community Center Pool, 4630 E. Butler Ave.

Learner pools are located at:
• Einstein Neighborhood Park Pool, 3566 E. Dakota Ave.
• Fink White Park Pool, 535 S. Trinity Ave.
• Pinedale Community Center Pool, 7170 N. San Pablo Ave.
• Quigley Neighborhood Park Pool, 808 W. Dakota Ave.
• Romain Neighborhood Park Pool, 745 N. First St.