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Mayor Sheehan Reminds Residents of Various Ways to Keep Cool During Upcoming Warm Weather

July 18, 2019

Date: July 18, 2019
Contact: David Galin
(518) 434-5100
 
For Immediate Release
 
ALBANY, NY – Today, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan reminded residents of the various ways to keep cool during the upcoming warm weather period.  Mayor Sheehan also shared information on how to identify and respond to heat-related illnesses and the importance of staying hydrated, and announced the extended operating hours of the City’s 11 spray pads.
 
“With temperatures and humidity levels rising, it is important residents are aware of the various ways they can stay cool over the next several days,” 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.
 
On Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20, the City’s 11 spray pads will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (extended from the regularly scheduled closing time of 6:00 p.m.) to provide a fun way to find relief from the warm weather.  For more information, please call the City of Albany Department of Recreation at (518) 434-5699 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m..
 
Colonie Street Park
Green area on bend near Livingston Avenue
Krank Park Spray Pool
65 First Avenue
Livingston Park
484 Livingston Avenue
Hackett Park Spray Pool
North First Street
North Swan Street Park
Corner of North Swan and Second Street
Ridgefield Park
316 Partridge Street
Rosemont Park
92 Rosemont Street
Sheridan and Dove Spray Pool
Sheridan Avenue and Dove Street
Swinburne Spray Pool
Clinton Avenue and Manning Boulevard
Westland Hills Pool
Colvin Avenue at Central, Austin, and Lincoln
Upper Lincoln Spray Pool
Morton and Delaware Avenues
 
The City of Albany’s three pools are open seven days a week as an additional way to stay cool and have fun.
 
City of Albany Pools Schedule:
  • The Lincoln Park Pool will be open daily from 12:00pm to 7:00pm for open swim.  
  • The Arbor Hill Community Center Pool will be open daily from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.
  • The Mater Christi Pool will be open daily from 11:00am to 7:00pm for open swim.
The Albany Public Library is another space for our residents to enjoy cooler temperatures indoors.  Below is a list of branches, locations, and hours of operation across the City.  More information can also be found at https://www.albanypubliclibrary.org/
 
Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch
148 Henry Johnson Boulevard
518-694-0596
Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 12 p.m. – 8 pm
Friday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
 
Bach Branch
455 New Scotland Avenue
518-482-2154
Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed Sundays in July & August
 
Delaware Branch
331 Delaware Avenue
Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
 
Howe Branch
105 Schuyler Street
518-472-9485
Monday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
 
North Albany Branch
616 North Pearl Street
518-463-1581
Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
 
Pine Hills Branch
517 Western Avenue
518-482-7911
Monday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
 
Washington Avenue Branch
161 Washington Avenue
518-427-4300
Monday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed Sundays in July & August
 
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.