News Release - Cool Sweep Operations to Continue Tomorrow

City of Rochester

News Release

(Thursday, July 12, 2018) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced that Cool Sweep operations will continue tomorrow, Friday, July 13, to provide residents with opportunities to get relief from the heat with cooling sprays from fire hydrants and extended hours at Genesee Valley Park Pool and Durand Eastman Beach. Spray parks will be open normal hours.

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 2018 Cool Sweep season runs through August 25. Cool Sweep operations do not take place on Fridays.

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, Vienna Street gateway

Spray Parks (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.):
• Carter Street R-Center, 500 Carter St.
• Campbell Street R-Center, 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 – (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, 353 Court St. (Residents are asked NOT to wade in the fountains)
• Troup Street Park, Troup Street and Van Auker Street (between Reynolds Street and Ford Street)

Swimming Opportunities and Hours of Operation:
• Avenue D R-Center Pool (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), 200 Avenue D
• Clinton Baden Pool (Monday to Friday only, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 485 N. Clinton Ave.
• Durand Eastman Beach (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.), Lake Shore Blvd. & Kings Highway N.
• 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.
• Wilson Foundation Academy (Monday to Friday only, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), 200 Genesee Street

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 Press Officer Jessica Alaimo, 428-7135.