As the heat wave continues, the City of Antioch is committed to providing a safe, cool place for residents to spend the day. Therefore, the existing cooling center will remain open and available through August 26, 2020. Residents without home air conditioning, or with health conditions made worse with extreme heat and poor air quality are encouraged to seek out the cooling center located at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F Street, in the historic district of the City. The cooling center will be open from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm each day.

COVID-19 Health Orders remain in full effect and the following modifications are activated and required by all individuals coming to the cooling center:

  • Everyone must wear masks and/or acceptable face coverings; one will be provided if needed
  • Social distancing will be enforced; only families may sit or stand together
  • All visitors must answer the COVID health questions; if you feel sick stay home, you will not be admitted into the center
  • Bring your own snacks; sharing food is not allowed.
  • Bring books and games also.

The cooling center has been an important resource for families that need some respite during this time. The change in air quality due to recent fires makes the cooling center invaluable for individuals with breathing difficulties. All residents are encouraged to visit the center as needed.

The Antioch Water Park continues to offer family swimming sessions on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A family or household up to six individuals can enjoy a refreshing dip in a specific area of the water park; social distancing and other COVID health rules are in place. The entry fee is $5 per person payable by credit card. Reservations are required, and residents are encouraged to call the water park at (925) 776-3070 to secure a swim time for this weekend. The pools reach capacity quickly!

Residents are encouraged to stay connected with the City of Antioch by following the daily announcements posted on the website For more information about park use and the activities allowed at this time please call the Recreation Department at 925-776-3050.

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