Area organizations have taken steps to help residents beat the heat over the next several days and have volunteered their facilities as cooling stations. The cooling stations will provide relief from the intense heat blanketing the area by providing air conditioning as well as drinking water. Each location will be open Wednesday, June 20 & Thursday, June 21.
Cooling stations will be located at the following locations:
Troy - Three cooling stations: 112th Street Park in Lansingburgh, the South Troy Pool parking lot at Tyler Street, and at Ingalls Avenue & 7th Avenue in North Central. They will run from approximately 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
Amsterdam - Horace Inman Center, 53 Guy Park Avenue, 10am-4pm
Canajoharie - Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Boulevard, 10am-4pm
Fort Plain - Fort Plain Senior Center, 204 Canal Street, 12pm-5pm
St. Johnsville - St. Johnsville Community Center and Village hall, 16 Washington Street, 10am-4pm
Troy officials say the spray parks are open at Frear Park and Prospect Park. Wednesday night's Rocking on the River Festival will have a cooling center and plenty of water available.
Saratoga Springs has opened all their city spray pools at four locations.
Albany Department of Recreation is opening city pools and spray pools in the city Wednesday and Thursday. See the list of Albany pools open here.
Glens Falls: Eastfield pool and Haviland Cove Beach both open on June 25th at 11:00am
Amsterdam: Amsterdam City Pool in Veterans Park open July 1st at 11am.
Schenectady: Central Park Pool opens July 1st and the Hillhurst Pool opens July 4th.
Cohoes: Lansing Pool opens at noon Thursday in Cohoes, two days ahead of schedule.
TIPS TO BEAT THE HEAT
Residents are advised to consider the following tips in dealing with oppressive heat and humidity:
Albany County Executives also recommend cooling off in public libraries: