New Haven – City officials with the Office of Emergency Management, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Trees, and New Haven Free Public Library today offered residents helpful suggestions and possible ‘beat the heat’ options in the face of forecast hot weather the rest of the week.
All residents are encouraged to stay hydrated, wear loose-fitting clothing, and remain out of the direct sun; elderly residents, children, pets, and those with respiratory ailments are said to be particularly susceptible to heat and humidity so they should pay special attention to these suggestions, emergency management officials said.
The five branches of the city library system are open and available as cooling centers during regular hours of operation. In addition, the city’s parks ‘n’ rec department announced extended hours at its pools, splash pads, and Lighthouse Point Park because of the forecast heat index for the rest of the week.
Specifics of this week’s schedule for the city’s swimming pools, splash pads, and Lighthouse Point Park and their locations are as follows:
Pools 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Hillhouse High School, 480 Sherman Parkway
Wilbur Cross High School, 181 Mitchell Drive
Conte West Hills, 511 Chapel Street
John Martinez School, 100 James Street
Career High School, 140 Legion Ave
Splash Pads: Operational 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
South Genesee Park, South Genesee Street
Cedar Hill Playground, View Street and Rock Streets
Edgewood Park, Corner of Chapel Street & Ella T. Grasso Blvd.
Kensington Street Park, Between Edgewood Ave & Chapel Street
Jocelyn Square Park, Corner of Humphrey & East Streets
Ann Street Park, Between Kossuth & West Streets
Trowbridge Square Park, Cedar and Portsea Streets
Galvin Park, Greenwich Avenue and First Street
Lighthouse Point Park, 2 Lighthouse Road
Scantlebury Park, Ashmun Street and Bristol Street
Lewis Street, Front Street
Dover Beach, Front Street
Lighthouse Point Beach: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.