Cooling stations open around the Capital Region during epic weather

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS1) — Water sprinklers will be provided by the Troy Fire Department at the 7th Avenue and Ingalls Avenue Park, and on 113th Street and Fourth Avenue adjacent to the Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club on Thursday, August 11, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

In addition, the Knickerbacker pool, located at 104th and 7th Avenue, and the South Troy pool, located at 4th Street and Tyler Street, will be open to city residents from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The spray pools and fountains located at Corliss Park, Frear Park, Prospect Park, Riverfront Park are also available. Both spray pools located at the Knickerbacker and South Troy pools are open during normal hours of operation between 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

More information on public pools is available on the City of Troy Department of Parks & Recreation homepage.

In Guilderland The Senior Center will again be used as an emergency cooling station for those in need. If that access is needed we would ask you to contact the Fire Department at 270-3826, or the Police Department in order to arrange access to the facility.

Also, the Tawasentha Pool on 188 Route 146 in Guilderland is open and there are no fees to use it.

  • Friday August 12 Noon to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday August 13 11:30 s.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday August 14 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In Colonie cooling stations are open at…

Memorial Town Hall, 534 Loudon Rd., Newtonville: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. August 11 and August 12

Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Rd., Latham: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. August 11 and August 12

William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany-Shaker Rd., Loudonville: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. August 11 and August 12

Colonie Village Hall, 2 Thunder Rd., Albany:  8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. August 11 and August 12

Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Cir., Albany: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 11 and August 12

In Albany, cooling stations are open at:

Albany Public Library

Swimming pool at Mater Christie Seminary

Swimming pool at Harriet Myers School in lieu of Closed Lincoln Park Pool

Bethlehem:

Town Hall

Town Park

Residents are also asked to check in on their family and neighbors who may need assistance in responding to hot weather, especially those who are elderly, sick, disabled or those with small children or pets.

According to the National Weather Service, there are simple tips you can follow to protect yourself from the heat:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking water; avoid consuming caffeinated or alcoholic beverages
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight
  • Minimize your exposure to the sun
  • Reduce or eliminate strenuous activity until the coolest time of the day
  • Seek an air-conditioned environment if possible

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