City of Troy and Troy Housing Authority Partner to Beat the Heat

City of Troy and Troy Housing Authority Partner to Beat the Heat

For Immediate Release June 29, 2018

City of Troy and Troy Housing Authority Partner to Beat the Heat

Cooling Stations and Splash Pad Play locations announced as summer kicks into full gear

TROY, NY – The City of Troy is pleased to announce its partnership with the Troy Housing Authority to offer several locations for residents to get cool during this upcoming heat wave. All residents can enjoy the Splash Pad Play Areas at several City of Troy Parks including Frear Park, Prospect Park, Knickerbacker Park and Riverfront Park. Troy Housing Authority will be allowing resident’s access to their Splash Pad Play Areas located at Phelan Court, Fallon Apartments, Griswold Heights, Martin Luther King Apartments, the Taylor Apartments and Corliss Park. In addition, the Troy Fire Department will provide two cooling stations throughout the day one each in North Central and South Troy. Following is a starting schedule of times and locations for the two cooling stations (more dates and times to be announced next week):

Lansingburgh
120th Street Park (120th Street and 1st Ave.)
Saturday, June 30, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sunday, July 1st, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Monday, July 2nd, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Little Italy
Little Italy Market Place (5th Avenue, Liberty and Hill Streets)
Saturday, June 30, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sunday, July 1st, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Monday, July 2nd, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

North Central
10th Street Park
Saturday, June 30th, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (neighborhood event)
Monday, July 2nd, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

7th and Ingalls Park
Saturday, June 30th, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sunday, July 1st, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Monday, July 2nd, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

South Troy
Canal Street Park (3rd Street and Canal Ave)
Saturday, June 30th 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sunday, July 1st, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Monday, July 2nd, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
  • Avoid extreme temperature changes.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
  • Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • Postpone outdoor games and activities.
  • Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat. Take frequent breaks if working outdoors.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
  • Check on animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat. Make sure they have plenty of cool water.
  • If someone doesn’t have air conditioning, they should choose places to go to for relief from the heat during the warmest part of the day (schools, libraries, theaters, malls).
  • Houses stay cooler if you close the windows and shades to keep the heat out. Open them again in the evening as the temperatures drop.
  • Turn off lights and appliances when not in use.

For up-to-date announcements from Troy City Hall, please visit www.troyny.gov/category/city-news/

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Press Contact: John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information [email protected] / (518) 279-7131 Follow Troy City Hall on Twitter: @TroyCityHall Connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/Troy518

 


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