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

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Mayor Lovely Warren announced a Cool Sweep is in effect for Thursday.

The following sites are open Thursday, July 15: (Please note: City pools are not yet open for the season)

Swimming Opportunities and Hours of Operation:

  • Durand Eastman Beach: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Adams St. R-Center Pool, 85 Adams St.: noon to 8 p.m.
  • Trenton& Pamela Jackson R-Center Pool 485 N. Clinton Ave.: noon to 8 p.m.

Spray Parks (Noon to 6 p.m.)

  • Carter Street R-Center, 500 Carter St.
  • Tyshaun Cauldwell R-Center for Hope 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 6 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)

Hydrant (noon to 4 p.m.)

  • Baden Park gateway, Vienna Street

The 2021 Cool Sweep season runs through August 28. Cool Sweeps do not take place on Sundays.

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.

City pools will open to the public on Tuesday, July 6.

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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