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Posted on: August 11, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces Extended Spray Pad Hours, Reminds Residents of Various Ways to

Stay Safe in the Heat

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced City spray pads will remain open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (August 11, 12, and 13) until 8:00 p.m. (extended from 6:00 p.m.), and also reminded residents of the various ways to keep cool during the current warm weather period.

Mayor Sheehan also shared information on how to identify and respond to heat-related illnesses and the importance of staying hydrated.

“With temperatures and humidity levels rising, it is important residents are aware of the various ways they can stay cool,” said Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. “It is also important to remain hydrated, check in on elderly neighbors, and be able to recognize the signs of heat-related illnesses.”

Should you or someone you know feel overcome by the heat, please move to a cool and shaded location and dial 911. Attached is a graphic from the National Weather Service with recommended ways to stay safe during the warm weather. During extended periods of warm weather, it is important to remain cool and hydrated, and be able to recognize the signs of heat-related illnesses. For more information, please see the second attached graphic or visit

The City of Albany’s 11 spray pads will be open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and are otherwise open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to provide a fun way to find relief from the warm weather.

Spray Pads are located at the following Albany parks:

  • Black Lives Matter Park - 484 Livingston Avenue
  • Colonie Street Park - Green area on bend near Livingston Avenue
  • Hackett Park - North First Street
  • Krank Park - 65 First Avenue
  • North Swan Street Park - North Swan Street between 1st Street and 2nd Street
  • Ridgefield Park - 316 Partridge Street
  • Rosemont Park -92 Rosemont Street
  • Sheridan Hollow Park - Sheridan Avenue and Dove Street
  • Swinburne Park - Clinton Avenue and Manning Boulevard
  • Westland Hills Park - Colvin Avenue between Central Avenue and Lincoln Avenue
  • Upper Lincoln Park -Morton Avenue and Delaware Avenue

The City of Albany’s two pools are open as an additional way to stay cool and have fun. The pools’ locations and hours of operation are:

Lincoln Park Pool: 

  • Open daily from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: 701 Lincoln Park Road
  • Capacity Limit: 150 residents

Mater Christi Pool:  

  • Open daily from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: 1134 New Scotland Road (behind NYS Correctional Services Training Academy)
  • Capacity Limit: 26 residents

For more information, please call the City of Albany Department of Recreation at (518) 434-5699 or visit their website


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