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.

Orange County Cooling Centers 

 

City/ Jurisdiction

Facility Name

Address

Phone Number

Hours

ADA Accessible

Back up Generator

Animals Allowed

Dana Point/OCCR

Dana Point Library

33841 Niguel Road Dana Point, CA 92629-4010

949-496-5517

Mon-Thu: 10am-7pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm

Yes

No

Service Animals Only

Laguna Hills/OCCR

Laguna Hills Library

25555 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653-5341

949-707-2699

Sun: 9am-5pm
Mon-Thu: 10am-7pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm

Yes

No

Service Animals Only

Mission Viejo

Maguerite Tennis Center

23840 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

949-855-6854

Hours vary, call for information

Yes

No

Service Animals Only

Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo Public Library

100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA, 92691

949-830-7100

Hours vary, call for information

Yes

No

Service Animals Only

Mission Viejo

Norman P. Murray Senior Center

24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

949-470-3062

Hours vary, call for information

Yes

No

Service Animals Only

San Clemente/OCCR

San Clemente Library

242 Avenida Del Mar San Clemente, CA 92672-4005

949-492-3493

Sun: 9am-5pm
Mon-Thu: 10am-7pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm

Yes

No

Service Animals Only

San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano Community Center

25925 Camino Del Avion San Juan Capistrano, Ca 92675

949-493-5911

Mon-Th 7:30-5:30pm Fri: 7:30-4:30pm

Yes

Yes

Service Animals Only

San Juan Capistrano/OCCR

San Juan Capistrano Library

31495 El Camino Real San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2600

949-493-1752

Currently Closed for Tenant Improvements

No automatic doors

No

Service Animals Only