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Cool Sweep presented by RG&E is the City's annual public safety and customer service program to help city residents who have limited opportunities to find relief from summer heat. Cool Sweep kicks off once schools let out for summer recess. A Cool Sweep operation is triggered when the forecast calls for a day to reach 85 degrees.
Cool Sweep hours are normally from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The operation employs the use of a cooling spray from fire hydrants and extended hours at City pools and Durand Eastman Beach. The use of City spray parks and pools in certain city high schools are also available to the public.
When hot summer days creep in make sure to watch the news and check the newspaper for a possible Cool Sweep day announcement from Mayor Richards.
Beat the Heat At These Cool Sweep Locations
Hydrant Locations (Open noon to 4 p.m.)
#22 School Parking Lot, 217 Zimbrich Street
#41 School Parking Lot, 279 W. Ridge Rd.
Gardiner Recreation Center, 75 Grover St.
Baden Park, Vienna Street
Spray Parks (are self-serve summer-long, open only during Cool Sweeps from 10 a.m. to 8p.m.):
Park Name Address
Edgerton Community Center Spray Park 41 Backus St.
Fourth and Peck Playground Corner of Fourth and Peck Streets
Manhattan Square Park 1325 Manhattan Square Dr.
Gantt Community Center Spray Park 700 North St.
Humboldt Community Center Spray Park 1045 Atlantic Ave.
Thomas P. Ryan Community Center Spray Park 530 Webster Ave.
Troup Street Park Corner of Troup and Van Auker Streets
Carter Street Community Center Spray Park 500 Carter St.
Recreation and Community Center Cooling Areas
Center Name Address Webpage
Carter Street Community Center 500 Carter St., 14621