News Release - Mayor Lovely Warren Initiates Cool Sweep Heat Emergency Operations in Effect Wednesday, July 29

City of Rochester

News Release

(Tuesday, July 28, 2015) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren has initiated a Cool Sweep Heat Emergency operation for Wednesday, July 29, in anticipation of forecasted temperatures exceeding 90 degrees. Cool Sweep, presented by RG&E, provides relief from the heat with cooling sprays from fire hydrants, extended hours at City pools, Durand Eastman Beach and spray parks.

During the Heat Emergency, the Cool Sweep program extends into the Carter Street Community Center and City branch library locations where residents can stay cool in air conditioned buildings.

Cool Sweep Heat Emergency operations take place at the following locations and times:

Hydrant Locations (noon to 4 p.m.):
• #41 School parking lot, 279 W. Ridge Rd.
• Baden Park gateway, Vienna Street

Spray Parks (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.):
• Carter Street R-Center, 500 Carter St.
• Edgerton R-Center, 41 Backus St.
• Humboldt R-Center, 1045 Atlantic Ave.
• David F. Gantt R-Center, 700 North St.
• Thomas P. Ryan R-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 Street and Peck Street • Manhattan Square Park (playground area), 353 Court St • Troup Street Park, Troup and Van Auker Streets (between Reynolds Street and Ford Street)

Swimming Opportunities and Hours of Operation:
• Adams Street R-Center Pool (noon to 9 p.m.), 85 Adams St.
• Avenue D R-Center Pool (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), 200 Avenue D • Durand Eastman Beach (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), Lake Shore Boulevard • East High School Pool (Mon. to Fri. only, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), 1801 E. Main St.
• Flint Street R-Center Pool (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), 271 Flint St.
• Genesee Valley Park Pool (noon to 9 p.m.), 131 Elmwood Ave.
• Joseph C. Wilson Foundation Academy (Mon. to Fri. only, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), 200 Genesee St.

Cooling Locations:
• Carter Street R-Center gym (Mon. to Fri. closes at 9 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), 500 Carter St.
• Arnett Branch Library (Mon. to Fri., closes at 9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), 310 Arnett Blvd.
• Lincoln Branch Library (Mon. to Fri., closes at 9 p.m.; Sat., noon to 6 p.m.), 851 Joseph Ave.
• Maplewood Branch Library (Mon. to Fri., closes at 9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), 111 Dewey Ave.
• Winton Road Branch Library (Mon. to Fri., closes at 9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), 611 N. Winton Rd.

For more information on 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.

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News Media: For more information, contact Press Officer Jessica Alaimo at
428-7135.