Rochester’s ‘Cool Sweep’ program in effect Wednesday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The City of Rochester’s Cool Sweep Heat Emergency program is in effect Wednesday due to muggy weather with a heat index expected to rise into the mid to high 90s.

The community can get relief at City R-Centers, swimming sites, and spray parks.

Spray Parks (Noon 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 Feature (Noon 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:

  • Durand Eastman Beach: Noon to 6 p.m.
  • Adams St. R-Center Pool, 85 Adams St.: Noon to 6 p.m.
  • Trenton & Pamela Jackson R-Center Pool 485 N. Clinton Ave.: Noon to 6 p.m.

The 2021 Cool Sweep season runs through Aug. 28. Cool Sweeps do not take place on Sundays.

More information on the program can be found here.

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