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.
See Cool Sweep In Effect
Cool Sweep Hydrant locations are:
*Hours for all locations are noon to 4 p.m.
Spray Park locations are:
Visit the City's Spray Parks webpage to learn more.
*Hours for all locations are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Recreation Center cooling area:
• Carter Street Community Center Gym, 500 Carter Street (map) (air conditioning only). There will not be standardized opening times during the week, but closing time will be at 9 p.m. Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Swimming opportunities also are available at:
When temperatures exceed 90 degrees, the Cool Sweep program extends into City branch library locations where residents can stay in an air conditioned building. There will not be standardized opening times during the week, but closing times will be at 9 p.m. Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Library cooling areas: