Mayor Brown Announces Extended Pool and Splash Pad Hours This Week

July 22, 2011 Updated Jul 22, 2011 at 5:30 PM EDT

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Mayor Brown Announces Extended Pool and Splash Pad Hours This Week

July 22, 2011 Updated Jul 22, 2011 at 5:30 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- Mayor Byron W. Brown on Tuesday announced extended hours for pools and splash pads throughout Buffalo, as the city experiences a heat wave this week.

All pools and splash pads will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday.

“With temperatures expected to be in the low to mid-90s in the next few days, we want to provide more hours for kids and families to beat the heat by cooling off at one of the city’s pools or splash pads,” said Brown.

Pool and splash pad facilities will be equipped with lifeguards and standard security measures.

Mayor Brown announced that additional cooling centers will be open through Friday with extended hours.

The four additional centers are the Delavan-Grider Community Center, located at 877 East Delavan, open from 8:30am 6pm.

The Edward Saunders Community Center, located at 2777 Bailey Avenue, will be open from 8:30am-9pm.

The Friends of the Elderly, located at 118 East Utica Street, will be
open from 8:30am-8pm.

Mayor Byron Brown announced today that two cooling centers will be open due to the hot weather.

The city operated senior centers located at 337 Summer Street at Richmond Avenue and the Autumnwood Center, located at 1800 Clinton Street, will have extended hours to serve the elderly and those in need.

The expanded hours will be 8:30am-8pm today through Friday. Normally the centers close at 4pm.

“During this extremely hot weather, I encourage Buffalo residents to look out for one another, especially elderly neighbors and friends,” said Brown. “It is important that we stay in cool places during these hot days. We also must remember to keep our pets hydrated and out of the heat.”