Cool Sweep, Heat Emergency in effect: Here’s where you can cool off in Rochester

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The City of Rochester has announced a Cool Sweep Heat Emergency is in effect for Tuesday and Wednesday, as both days will be over 90 degrees.

The following sites will be open to cool off:

Recreation Center Cooling Area (only during Heat Emergencies)

  • Gantt R-Center Gym, (Mon – Fri., closes at 9 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), 700 North St.

Library Cooling Areas (only during Heat Emergencies)

  • Arnett Branch Library (Mon. – Fri., closes at 9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), 310 Arnett Blvd.
  • Lincoln Branch Library (Mon. – Fri., closes at 9 p.m.; Sat., 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.), 851 Joseph Ave.
  • Maplewood Branch Library, (Mon. – Fri., closes at 9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), 1111 Dewey Ave.
  • Winton Road Branch Library (Mon. – Fri., closes at 9 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), 611 Winton Rd. N.

Swimming Opportunities and Hours of Operation:

  • Durand Eastman Beach: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Adams St. R-Center Pool, 85 Adams St.: noon to 6 p.m.
  • Trenton & Pamela Jackson R-Center Pool 485 N. Clinton Avenue: noon to 6 p.m.

Spray Parks (Noon 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 (Noon to 9 p.m.)

  • Fourth and Peck Playground, Corner of Fourth and Peck Streets 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Park (playground area), 353 Court St.
  • Troup Street Park, Troup Street and Van Auker Street (between Reynolds Street and Ford Street)\

Residents with questions about the sites should call 311 or the Genesee Valley Park Pool at (585) 428-7564.

A Cool Sweep operation is triggered when the forecast calls for temperatures to reach or exceed 85 degrees. 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 Gantt R-Center and certain branch libraries.

Residents taking advantage of these sites are asked to abide by capacity limits and posted COVID-19 restrictions.

A full list of Cool Sweep/Heat Emergency sites and more information can be found here. For Cool Sweep and Cool Sweep Heat Emergency questions, call the Genesee Valley Park Pool at (585) 428-7564.

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