News Release - Mayor Warren Declares Cool Sweep for Wednesday, Aug. 2

City of Rochester

 News Release

(Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced that Cool Sweep operations will be in effect on Wednesday, Aug. 2 to provide residents with opportunities to get relief from the heat with cooling sprays from fire hydrants, extended hours at City pools and spray parks. 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.

The public should be advised that Durand Eastman Beach is closed until further notice due to high water levels.

Cool Sweep takes 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 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)

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
  • 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.
  • Charlotte High School Pool (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), 4115 Lake Ave.
  • East High School Pool (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), 1801 E. Main St.
  • Wilson Foundation Academy (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), 200 Genesee St.

Cool Sweep and Cool Sweep Heat Emergency details may be found at, or by calling the Genesee Valley Park Pool at 428-7888.


News Media: For more information, contact Bill Schwappacher, 428-0616