As temperatures rise, Community Centers are coolest places in town!
Redlands Recreation & Senior Services Division


Cooling Center

The City of Redlands’ Community Center and Senior Centers are the coolest places in town! As temperatures heat up this season, the Joslyn Senior Center, Eddie & Gloria Flores Senior Center and the Joe R. Gonzalez Community Center are cooling down.

In addition to providing a place to escape the extreme heat, Redlands Cooling Centers offer pleasurable, informative, and enlightening programs in a relaxed and secure environment. People in the community are encouraged to enjoy the day away from their high temperature homes and come down to one of the following facilities:

Joe R. Gonzalez
Community Center
Eddie & Gloria Flores
Senior Center
Senior Center
111 W. Lugonia Ave.
(909) 798-7572
111 W. Lugonia Ave.
(909) 798-7579
21 Grant St.
(909) 798-7550
Hours of operation:
  • Mon: 2:00 pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Wed: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Thu: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Fri: 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Sat: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hours of operation:
Mon–Fri: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Hours of operation:
Tue–Fri: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Cool Center activities includes: puzzles, cards and games, craft and exercise classes, and more. All activities are free. Discover our regular classes and activities during the day too.

For more information on Recreation and Senior activities, please call us at any of our centers.

Find a Cooling Center Near You with our Cooling Center Web App

Find a Cooling Center Near You With Our New Web App

Our new Cooling Centers web application displays cooling centers within Redlands and surrounding cities. Now that it is officially summer and temperatures are rising, residents can more easily find designated locations that provide relief from hot weather conditions. The Cooling Centers web application is desktop and mobile friendly, and provides information about the sites such as name, location, contacts, and hours of operation. The app also allows users to filter cities and see which facilities are appointed as a cooling site.

You can access the app through this link

The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health offers the following advice:

High or unusually hot temperatures can affect one’s health. Please remember that heat exhaustion and heat stroke impact people and pets. People are advised to take the necessary precautions to prevent serious health effects such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke by following the tips below:

Tips to Stay Cool:

  • Stay in air-conditioned buildings.
  • Find an air-conditioned Cooling Center open to the public by dialing the United Way’s toll-free resource telephone line at 2-1-1, or online at
  • Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device.
  • Limit outdoor activity, especially midday when it is the hottest part of the day, and avoid direct sunlight.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Take cool showers or baths to lower your body temperature.
  • Check on at-risk friends, family and neighbors at least twice a day.

Tips to Stay Hydrated

  • Drink water more than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
  • Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while working
  • Avoid alcohol or liquids containing high amounts of sugar.
  • Make sure your family, friends and neighbors are drinking enough water
Heat stroke is an emergency. Call 9-1-1.

For more information contact the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health at 1800-782-4264 or visit the National Weather Service Forecast website at or the California Department of Public Health website: