In the summer, the County of San Diego designates Cool Zone sites which are air-conditioned settings where seniors and other community members can stay out of the heat.

Designated Cool Zone sites in Escondido include:

  • Park Avenue Community Center, home of Escondido Senior Center, 210 Park Avenue
  • East Valley Community Center, 2245 East Valley Parkway
  • Escondido Public Library, 239 South Kalmia Street         

Older adults aged 50 and over are encouraged to stop by the Park Avenue Community Center for a wide variety of older adult-focused programs and services geared toward providing healthy, vibrant living through meaningful social and community connections.  The Escondido Senior Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  It is open to all ages of the community after 3:00 p.m. and is located at 210 Park Avenue, Escondido, 92025. The Escondido Senior Center also serves a delicious lunch in the Park Ave Café. For more information about the Senior Center, please call 760-839-4688. For information about the hours of operation of the East  Valley Community Center or the Public Library, please visit