Community Center

The City of Arvin values its citizens and has established a Community Center to ensure that residents enjoy a variety of programs. Current programs include:

Boys & Girls Club Nutrition Program

The Boys & Girls Club conducts a Nutrition Program which provides meals, and assists with after school educational needs. The program is held weekdays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Children ages 5-18 years old are welcome to attend. Please find supplementary flyer located here.

Cooling Center Program

Arvin’s Community Center also hosts the Cooling Center Program. For the health, safety and comfort of our residents Cooling Centers open when temperatures are forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS) to exceed certain highs. The program is open during the Summer between May 15 to October 15 . Residents using the Cooling Centers are encouraged to bring their favorite reading material, games, etc. to better enjoy the Centers.

Arvin Community Center (Former Senior Center)
800 Walnut Dr.
Arvin, CA 93203
Phone Number: (661) 854-3134
Hours of Operation: 1pm – 8pm (when temperature reaches 105 degrees or higher)

Cooling Centers are for everyone, especially those at risk of getting a heat-related illness:

  • Senior citizens
  • People with a medical condition
  • People with a disability
  • Infants and young children

Cooling Centers open in the San Joaquin and Kern River Valleys when the temperatures are forecast to be 105 degrees or higher, in the desert areas when temperatures are forecast to be 108 degrees or higher, and in Frazier Park when temperatures are forecast to be 95 degrees or higher.  The Cooling Centers Daily Report will be issued by 11:00 a.m. on the day before the Centers open. Weekend Cooling Center openings will be released by 11:00 a.m. on Friday.

For further information, you may view the  Kern County Cooling Center Locations flyers attached below or visit the PG&E website at the following link:

PG&E Cooling Center Information

PG&E Designated Cooling Center Locations

If you need assistance getting to a cooling center, call 211.

Kern County Cooling Center Locations

For more information about the City of Arvin’s Community Center, please contact the Community Development Department at:
141 Plumtree Drive
Arvin, CA 93203
Phone: 661-854-2822