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City Hall to offer relief to New Haven residents as the heat wave ramps up

Toni Harp (Credit Tastie Fish)

(NEW HAVEN)–Due to extreme temperatures forecast throughout the region for the coming days, including the 4th of July Holiday, the City of New Haven will activate “cooling centers” for the public to provide relief from the heat.

If high temperatures and humidity continue after Tuesday, these “cooling centers” will remain open. Please check local news outlets for additional updates and the City’s website at

Everyone attending a cooling location is advised to bring lunch or snacks as no food will be served at these sites. Seniors are reminded that senior centers require 24-hour notice for senior meals.

The following locations will serve as “cooling centers” for seniors in New Haven and will stay open today until 4:00 p.m.:

  • Atwater Senior Center at 26 Atwater Street, New Haven
  • Dixwell / Newhallville Senior Center at 255 Goffe Street, New Haven (People with wheelchairs will need assistance to help travel up ramp)
  • East Shore Senior Center at 411 Townsend Avenue, New Haven


The following locations will serve as “cooling centers” for the general public:

  • New Haven Free Public Library Main Building is located at 133 Elm Street; Open Mon-Thurs 10-8, Fri & Sat 10-5
  • Fair Haven Branch Library is located at 182 Grand Avenue; Open Mon & Tues 10-6, Wed & Thurs 12-6, Sat 10-5
  • Mitchell Branch Library is located at 37 Harrison Street; Open Mon 12-8, Tues 12-6, Wed & Thurs 10-6, Sat 10-5
  • Stetson Branch Library is located at 200 Dixwell Avenue in the Dixwell Plaza; Open Mon & Tues 10-6, Wed 12-8, Thurs 12-6, Sat 10-5
  • Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch Library is located at 303 Washington Avenue; Open Mon 12-6, Tues 12-8, Wed & Thurs 10-6, Sat 10-5


The following public pools are open with extended summer hours: Mon-Fri from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Sat 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Hill Regional Career High School, 140 Legion Avenue
  • Conte West Hills, 511 Chapel Street
  • John Martinez School, 100 James Street
  • James Hillhouse, 480 Sherman Parkway
  • Wilbur Cross High School, 181 Mitchell Drive


The following City Parks have ‘Splash Pads’ that can be used for cooling off daily from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.:

  • South Genesee Park, located on South Genesee Street
  • Cedar Hill Playground, located at View Street and Rock Streets
  • Edgewood Park located, located on the corner of Chapel Street & Ella T. Grasso Blvd
  • Kensington Street Park, located between Edgewood Ave & Chapel Street (Closed for repairs)
  • Jocelyn Square Park, located on the corner of Humphrey & East Streets
  • Ann Street Park, located between Kossuth & West Streets
  • Trowbridge Square Park, located at Cedar & Portsea Streets
  • Galvin Park, located at Greenwich Avenue & First Street
  • Lighthouse Point Park, located at 2 Lighthouse Road
  • Scantlebury Park, located at Ashmum Street & Bristol Street
  • Edgewood Park, located at Ella T. Grasso Blvd & Stanley Street
  • Dover Beach, located on Front Street


The following homeless shelters are open during the day:

  • Liberty Safe Haven Drop-In Center-  210 State St
  • The 180 Center Drop-In Center – 793 Grand Avenue
  • Taking Initiative Center Drop-In Center 514 Whalley Avenue
  • Fellowship Place Drop-In Center – 441 Elm Street
  • Youth Continuum Drop-In Center (youth) – 924 Grand Avenue
  • New Haven free Public Libraries  (families and individuals)




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