News Release -- Mayor Warren Announces Cool Sweep and Heat Emergency Locations to Help Residents Beat the Summer Heat

 City of Rochester 

News Release


(Thursday, June 28, 2018)– Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced the 2018 Cool Sweep program, presented by Avangrid Foundation and RG&E, to provide opportunities for residents to get relief from the summer heat at City swimming sites, spray parks and fire hydrants.

“As summer heats up, we want to make sure that everyone has access to relief from the hot weather,” said Mayor Warren. “The City offers many convenient ways beat the heat while having fun. Cool Sweep helps keep our residents safe and healthy which is central to our efforts to create safer and more vibrant neighborhoods, more jobs and better educational opportunities for our children.”

The 2018 Cool Sweep season runs through August 25. Cool Sweeps do not take place on Sundays or on July 4.

A Cool Sweep operation is triggered when the forecast calls for temperatures to reach or exceed 85 degrees. During Cool Sweep, residents can get relief with cooling sprays at fire hydrants and take advantage of extended hours at City pools and spray parks.

“RG&E through the Avangrid Foundation is pleased to continue our partnership with Mayor Warren and the City of Rochester by supporting Cool Sweep this summer,” said RG&E President and CEO Carl A. Taylor. “Safety is always paramount in the work we do, so when temperatures reach extremes, Cool Sweep is one way we can partner to help our customers and the community to stay safe and comfortable.”


Cool Sweep takes place at the following locations and times:


Hydrant Locations (noon to 4 p.m.):

• #41 School parking lot, 279 W. Ridge Rd.

• Baden Park, Vienna Street entrance


Spray Parks (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.):

• Carter Street R-Center, 500 Carter St.

• Campbell Street R-Center 524 Campbell 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.

• Roxie Sinkler R-Center, 75 Grover St.


Spray Features – (not a full spray park, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.):

• Fourth and Peck Playground, Corner of Fourth and Peck Streets • Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 353 Court St.

• Troup Street Park, Troup Street and Van Auker Street (between Reynolds Street and Ford Street)


Swimming Opportunities and Hours of Operation:

• Avenue D R-Center Pool (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), 200 Avenue D • Clinton Baden Pool (Mon.-Fri. only 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 485 N. Clinton Ave.

• Durand Eastman Beach (Noon to 6 p.m.), Lake Shore Blvd. & Kings Highway N.

• 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.

• Wilson Foundation Academy (Mon. – Fri. only, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), 200 Genesee Street


When temperatures are forecasted to be 90 degrees and above, a Cool Sweep Heat Emergency will be initiated. During a Heat Emergency, the Cool Sweep program extends to the following sites, where residents can stay in an air-conditioned building:


Heat Emergency Cooling Locations:

• Carter Street R-Center gym (Monday to Friday, closes at 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), 500 Carter St.

• Arnett Branch Library (Monday to Friday, closes at 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), 310 Arnett Blvd.

• Lincoln Branch Library (Monday to Friday, closes at 9 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.), 851 Joseph Ave.

• Maplewood Branch Library (Monday to Friday, closes at 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), 1111 Dewey Ave.

• Winton Road Branch Library (Monday to Friday, closes at 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), 611 N. Winton Rd.


Cool Sweep and Cool Sweep Heat Emergency details may be found at, or by calling the Genesee Valley Park Pool at 428-7888.


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