As the sun blazes down on San Jose this week and residents run to pools, malls, movie theaters or any place with air conditioning to save themselves from melting, the city’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services is offering some cool relief.

San Jose community centers will open their doors as places of refuge from the blistering heat striking the Silicon Valley Monday through Wednesday. Temperatures are expected to cool down by Thursday.

Starting at 8 a.m. Monday morning, PRNS opened doors to community members to come and cool off during the current heat wave. A press release noted that the National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the inland areas of the San Francisco Bay that began at 11am Saturday and will continue until 7pm Wednesday. With forecasts reaching the upper 90s and low 100s, San Jose residents may want to check out the air-conditioned buildings, where they can also rehydrate.

The heatwave is expected to reach levels not experienced since July 2006.

San Jose community centers participating as cooling shelters include: Almaden, Berryessa, Camden, Evergreen, Mayfair, Roosevelt, Seven Trees, Southside and Willows.

The community centers will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8a.m. to 10 p.m., but those hours are subject to change and could be cancelled based on temperature forecasts.

Here is a full list of San Jose community centers open to the public July 1-3:

Almaden Community Center 6445 Camden Ave. 408-268-1133
Berryessa Community Center 3050 Berryessa Rd.  408-251-6392
Camden Community Center 3369 Union Ave.  408-559-8553
Cypress Community Center 403 Cypress Ave.  408-244-1353
Evergreen Community Center 4860 San Felipe Rd.   408-270-2220
Mayfair Community Center 2039 Kammerer Ave. 408-794-1060
Roosevelt Community Center 901 E. Santa Clara St 408-794-7555
Seven Trees Community Center 3590 Cas Drive 408-794-1690
Southside Community Center 5585 Cottle Rd.       408-629-3336
Willows Community Center 2175 Lincoln Ave. 408-448-6400