Cool Zones


The Cool Zone program is an established network of free, air-conditioned settings (such as libraries or community centers) across San Diego County that allow respite for older adults, persons with disabilities, or anyone looking to escape the extreme heat during the summer. Cool Zones are a way for residents to lower individual utility usage and help conserve energy for the whole community.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors launched the Cool Zone program out of concern for seniors, persons with disabilities, and those with health concerns that could be complicated by the effects of heat.

In partnership with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), the Cool Zone program is managed by Aging & Independence Services (AIS), a division of the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.

People in San Diego County unable to get to a Cool Zone location without transportation assistance, such as older adults, people with disabilities, or people who are homebound, can call 2-1-1 to be connected to a transportation or rideshare service at no cost.


Cool Zone Open Dates

On Wednesday June 1, 2022, Cool Zones opened to the public.

Enter your address or zip code to find the nearest Cool Zone site. When the Polar Bear icons appear click on the one closest to your marker for the location address.