Here is another article about things going on around Rochester.
Rochester residents and those in neighboring towns may have finally gotten to head to a pool last week, when Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren declared the city’s “Cool Sweep” operations would go into effect, after temperatures hit the high 80s.
The Cool Sweep helps city residents beat the heat by offering cooling sprays from fire hydrants along with extended hours at Durand Eastman Beach, spray parks and city pools.
City pools and other public swimming facilities require dependable pool pumps and other equipment to properly circulate, heat, and filter the water; this is something that needs to be done in residential pools every 24 hours. But despite the costs, these pools are a blessing to Rochesterians, young and old, who would otherwise be left without a way to cool down.
The City of Rochester began Cool Sweep along with RGandE to help residents beat the heat, and runs from June 29 to August 29, excluding Sundays and July 4th. But with the mild temperatures Monroe County has seen so far this season, the program experienced some delay, as it doesn’t run on any days where temperatures fall below 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
For the rest of the season, Cool Sweep will take place on the same times at the same locations unless noted otherwise.
Hydrants located at the School 41 parking lot and Baden Park gateway will operate from noon to 4 p.m.
Spray parks at the Carter Street, Edgerton, Humboldt, David F. Gantt and Thomas P. Ryan R-Centers will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Additional spray features will operate at the Fourth and Peck Streets playground, Manhattan Square Park playground and Troup Street Park.
Extended swimming hours on days over 85 degrees are available at the R-Center pools at the Adams Street, Avenue D, and Flint Street locations.
Several area schools will also open their pools, including East High School, Jefferson High School, Northeast and Northwest High School at the Frederick Douglass Campus and the Joseph C. Wilson Foundation Academy.
Durand Eastman Beach and the Genesee Valley Park Pool will also have extended hours.
For a full list of dates and times for swimming opportunities, Rochester residents can check out the City of Rochester’s website at www.cityofrochester.gov/