Mayor Announces Weekend Activation of Neighborhood Cooling Stations, Opens City Splash Pads for Summer Season

Mayor Announces Weekend Activation of Neighborhood Cooling Stations, Opens City Splash Pads for Summer Season

TROY, NY (May 20, 2022) – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced neighborhood cooling stations will be activated over the weekend in response to a heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service. Cooling stations will be provided by the Troy Fire Department at the following locations on Saturday, May 21st, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 22nd, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.:

Lansingburgh
Intersection of 113th Street and 4th Avenue
(Adjacent to Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club)

Little Italy
5th Avenue, Liberty and Hill Streets
(Little Italy Market Place)

South Troy
3rd Street and Canal Avenue
(Canal Street Park)

The new splash pad at the recently renovated 7th Avenue Park (Geneva Pompey Park) in North Central will also be activated.

Mayor Madden said, “With high temperatures forecast for this weekend, we are activating cooling stations and municipal splash pads to help residents and families beat the heat. Local weather conditions can create potential risks to personal safety. Please drink water to stay hydrated, seek air-conditioned spaces, and limit your outdoor activities. Don’t forget to check in with neighbors, relatives, and those who may be most vulnerable during periods of elevated temperatures.”

City-operated splash pads will also be open at various city parks from sunrise to sunset, including:

  • Frear Park
    • Adjacent to Frear Park Ice Rink
  • Knickerbacker Park
    • 7th and 104th Street
  • Prospect Park
    • 65 Prospect Park Road
  • Riverfront Park
    • River Street/Front Street
  • Corliss Park
    • 1100 8th Avenue

The splash pad at Riverfront Park is open from 10:00am – 8:00pm. Admission is free at all City-operated splash pads. For more info, visit the Parks & Recreation webpage.

Splash pad facilities and cooling station locations are not actively monitored. Guests should use best judgment when visiting these locations. Parents are reminded to closely watch their children.

Deputy Mayor Christopher Nolin said, “Cooling stations and splash pad facilities will be open in neighborhoods across the City this weekend. We thank our Public Works and Recreation Department staff for their work to get the splash pad sites ready for public, the Troy Fire Department for their assistance in deploying cooling stations for public use, and urge residents to take additional precautions during the warmest times of the afternoon and evening.”

Heat Advisory

A heat advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for Saturday, May 21st, from noon until 8:00 p.m. Residents are asked to take appropriate precautions during periods of high temperatures by:

  • Staying hydrated by drinking water;
  • Stay in an air-conditioned room;
  • Limiting your time in the sun; and
  • Check on relatives and neighbors.

If working outdoors this weekend, take frequent breaks in a shaded or air conditioned environment. Wear lightweight clothing when possible.

For more information and updates on local weather conditions, please visit the National Weather Service (NWS) website at https://www.weather.gov/aly/. Additional safety tips are available at www.weather.gov/safety/heat

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