Alchemist Community Development Corporation, or Alchemist CDC, is  a nonprofit located in Sacramento dedicated to feeding those without access to a meal. With temperatures reaching over 100 degrees in the coming weeks, they have also started offering another service to the community: a place to cool down.


Summer can be a dangerous time of year for those experiencing homelessness or those vulnerable to the heat. Alchemist CDC has opened 8 cooling centers in the Midtown and Oak Park neighborhoods. The locations are as follows:


  • 28th St. and I St.
  • 21st St. and I St.
  • N St. between 24th St. and 25th St.
  • 2nd Ave. and Alhambra Blvd.
  • 14th Ave. and  Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • 3rd Ave. and Stockton Blvd.
  • Stockton Blvd. between 13th Ave. and 14th Ave.
  • 44th St. and 11th Ave. 


Alchemist CDC has been able to open these cooling centers with the help of community funding and neighborhood volunteers. 


The Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance offices have also been made available after hours to those needing a space to escape the heat. Their offices are located at:


  • 1725 28th St.(Midtown)
  • 2450 Florin Rd. (South Sacramento)
  • 5747 Watt Ave. (North Highlands)


To learn more about Alchemist CDC’s cooling centers, click here.


For another way to cool off this summer check out Mangan and McClatchy pools for free admission until August 21. 


Mangan Pool:

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 1-5pm

Friday 3-7pm

McClatchy Pool:

Monday 3-7pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 1-5pm