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Mayor Lovely Warren has initiated a Cool Sweep Heat Emergency operation July 1, 2014, in anticipation of temperatures that are expected to exceed 90 degrees.
Cool Sweep-presented by RG&E-employs the use of a cooling spray from fire hydrants, and extended hours at City recreation center pools and Durand Eastman Beach, and at City spray parks and pools in certain city high school. During a Heat Emergency, the Cool Sweep program extends into City branch library locations and the Carter Street Community Center, where residents can stay in an air conditioned building.
Cool Sweep Heat Emergency operations take place at the following locations and times:
Hydrant Locations (noon to 4 p.m.):
. School No. 22 parking lot, 27 Zimbrich St.;
. School No. 41 parking lot, 279 W. Ridge Rd.;
. Roxie A. Sinkler Recreation Center, 75 Grover St.;
. Baden Park gateway, Vienna Street
Spray Parks (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.):
. Carter Street Community Center, 500 Carter St.;
. Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St.;
. Humboldt Community Center, 1045 Atlantic Ave.;
. David F. Gantt Community Center, 700 North St.;
. Thomas P. Ryan Community Center, 530 Webster Ave.;
Spray Features (not a full spray park) (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.):
. Fourth and Peck Playground, corner of Fourth and Peck Streets;
. MLK Park at Manhattan Square, 25 Manhattan Square Dr.;
. Troup Street Park, Troup and Van Auker Streets.
. Adams Street Community Center Pool, 85 Adams St., noon to 9 p.m.
. Avenue D Community Center Pool, 200 Avenue D, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
. Durand Eastman Beach, 1000 Lakeshore Blvd. Lot A only, Lifeguards on duty from
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
. Franklin High School (Monday - Friday only, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
. Flint Street Community Center Pool, 271 Flint St., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
. Genesee Valley Park Pool, 131 Elmwood Ave., noon to 9 p.m.
. Northeast/Northwest Preparatory School at Frederick Douglas High School, 940 Fernwood
Park. (Monday - Friday only, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
. Marshall High School Pool, 180 Ridgeway Ave (Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
. Monroe High School Pool, 164 Alexander St., (Monday - Friday only, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
. Joseph C. Wilson Foundation Academy, 200 Genesee St., (Monday - Friday only, 9 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.)
Heat Emergency Cooling Locations:
. Carter Street Community Center gym, 500 Carter St.,(air conditioning only). (Monday -
Friday closes at 9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
. Arnett Branch Library, 310 Arnett Blvd. (Monday - Friday, closes at 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to
. Lincoln Branch Library, 851 Joseph Ave. (Monday - Friday, closes at 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m.
. Maplewood Branch Library, 1111 Dewey Ave. (Monday - Friday, closes at 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
. Winton Road Branch Library, 611 N. Winton Rd. (Monday - Friday, closes at 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
For more information on Cool Sweep and Cool Sweep Heat Emergency hours and locations, the public may visit www.cityofrochester.gov/coolsweep, or call the Genesee Valley Park Pool at 428-7888.