County of Marin Health and Human Services

Cooling Centers in Marin County

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory and an excessive heat warning for much of the Bay Area beginning today, with temperatures expected in the 90s and 100s. Marin County is not included in the advisory based on the forecast. However, heat affects everyone differently. Marin residents should take the necessary precautions to prevent serious health effects for heat-related illnesses. We urge residents to be aware of the symptoms of heat-related illness and to take common sense steps to stay cool and safe during this increase in temperatures. Stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed, and check on friends, family and neighbors who are sensitive to heat. Learn more about staying cool and safe in warm weather at

A cooling center is a place where you and your family can go to cool off during hot summer days. 

Cooling center locations can include:

  • Government-run buildings
  • Senior centers
  • Community centers
  • Parks and recreation sites
  • Public buildings, such as libraries

The decision to open a cooling center is dependent on weather forecast and the availability of appropriate space to house a cooling center. Reach out to your local city / town for more information about cooling centers in your area.  Future cooling center openings will be posted to this site as details are confirmed.