Mayor Lovely Warren announced that a Cool Sweep Heat Emergency has been declared for Tuesday, August 9.
Cool Sweep operations will provide residents with opportunities to get relief from the heat with cooling sprays from fire hydrants, extended hours at City pools, Durand Eastman Beach and spray parks.
Cool Sweep 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.
- Roxie Ann 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 Street and Peck Street
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park (playground area), 353 Court St.
- Troup Street Park, Troup and Van Auker Streets (between Reynolds and Ford Streets)
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.), Lakeshore Boulevard
- East High School Pool (Monday to Friday 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.
- Jefferson High School Pool (Monday to Friday only, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), 1 Edgerton Park
- Northeast/Northwest High School at Frederick Douglass Campus (Monday to Friday only, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), 940 Fernwood Pk.
During a Heat Emergency, the Cool Sweep program extends to the following sites, where residents can stay in an air-conditioned building:
- 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 www.cityofrochester.gov/coolsweep, or by calling the Genesee Valley Park Pool at 428-7888.
Cool Sweep — presented by Avangrid Foundation and RG&E — is the City’s annual public safety and customer service program that 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 is initiated.