Cool Zone Information
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) and 211 San Diego, the Cool Zone program is managed by Aging & Independence Services (AIS), a division of the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.
To locate the Cool Zone site nearest you, call 2-1-1 for location information or click below to view a map of local participating Cool Zone sites.
Cool Zones in San Diego County
We’re proud to work with the County of San Diego to ensure more people can find and access Cool Zones. 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.