Expand null Menu [ + ]

Select a Department

MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES COOLING CENTER HOURS FOR JULY 14-15 AND TIPS TO BEAT THE HEAT

MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES COOLING CENTER HOURS FOR JULY 14-15 AND TIPS TO BEAT THE HEAT

“The weather’s going to be very hot and humid over the next couple of days, and I urge residents to stay indoors as much as possible, stay cool, drink plenty of water, and feel free to make use of the cooling centers located across the city. Along with our libraries and outdoor pools, the cooling centers are available to any resident who needs to find some relief from the heat.” — Mayor Luke Bronin
 
HARTFORD, CONN. (JULY 14, 2016) — Today, Mayor Luke Bronin announced that cooling centers throughout Hartford will be open on July 14-15, giving residents relief from the extreme summer heat.
 
“The weather’s going to be very hot and humid over the next couple of days, and I urge residents to stay indoors as much as possible, stay cool, drink plenty of water, and feel free to make use of the cooling centers located across the city,” said Mayor Bronin. “Along with our libraries and outdoor pools, the cooling centers are available to any resident who needs to find some relief from the heat.”
 
Hartford Fire Department (HFD) Chief Reggie Freeman stated that the HFD Special Services Unit is giving out cold water to people at bus stops citywide while at peak times today. HFD Chief Freeman also warned residents that opening fire hydrants without spray caps is wasteful and dangerous. Illegally opened fire hydrants can put children at serious risk, because the powerful force of an open hydrant without a spray cap can push them into oncoming traffic.
 
List of Cooling Centers:
• North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street, Time: 8:30am-5:00pm
• South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue, Time: 8:30am-5:00pm
• Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue, Time: 8:30am-3:30pm
 
Public Pools will be open to families at the following locations:
• Colt Park Pool, 106 Wethersfield Avenue, Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm
• Goodwin Pool, 1130 Maple Avenue, Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm
• Keney Park Pool, Woodland Street entrance, Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm
 
The Hartford Public Library is available for residents and visitors. Below are hours of operation:
• Hartford Downtown Public Library, 500 Main Street, Time: Wed-Thurs 10:00am-8:00pm, Fri 10:00am-5:00pm
• Albany Library Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue, Time: Wed-Thurs 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri 12:30pm-5:00pm
• Barbour Branch, 281 Barbour Street, Time: Wed-Thurs 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm
• Camp Field Branch, 30 Campfield Avenue, Time: Wed-Thurs 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm
• Dwight Branch, 7 New Park Avenue, Time: Wed-Thurs 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm
• Mark Twain Branch, 55 Forest Street, Time: Wed-Fri 1:00pm-5:00pm
• Park Branch, 744 Park Street, Time: Wed-Thurs 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm
• SANDS/Ropkins, 1750 Main Street, Time: Wed-Thurs 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri 12:30pm-5:00pm
• Goodwin, 460 New Britain Avenue, Time: Wed-Thurs 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm
• Blue Hills Branch, 649 Blue Hills Avenue, Time: Wed-Thurs 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm
 
Helpful tips to beat the heat include:
• Drink water regularly and often, avoid large amounts of caffeine and alcohol as it causes dehydration.
• Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing.
• Stay indoors as much as possible. Avoid the sun and use an SPF of 30 or more if you have to be outdoors.
• Go somewhere to get relief from the heat such as libraries, malls, movie theaters, or places with air conditioning during the hottest parts of the day.
• Never leave children or pets inside a closed vehicle. Do not leave pets outside for long periods of time.
• Cover windows that get direct sunlight.
• Take time to check on neighbors and friends who may be homebound.

CitySealWHiteBR

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM