Cool Sweep operations in effect Tuesday

Cool Sweep operations in effect Tuesday

August 05, 2019 05:37 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Cool Sweep operations will be in effect Tuesday, Aug. 6, to provide those the opportunity to beat the heat. 

Residents will have opportunities to get relief from the heat with cooling sprays from fire hydrants and extended hours at Genesee Valley Park's outdoor pool.


Cool Sweeps are triggered when the forecast calls for temperatures to reach or exceed 85 degrees. The Cool Sweep session runs until Aug. 24. 

Read below for the following times and places where the Cool Sweep operations will take place. 

Hydrant location (noon to 4 p.m.):

  • 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: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 200 Avenue D 
  • Freddie Thomas High School: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., 625 Scio St.
  • Flint Street R-Center Pool: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 271 Flint St.
  • Genesee Valley Park Pool: Seven days a week, noon to 9 p.m., 131 Elmwood Ave.
  • Adams Street R-Center: Monday through Friday, Noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 85 Adams Street.

Cool Sweep details may be found on the city's website or by calling the Genesee Valley Park outdoor pool at (585)-428-7888.


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