Mayor: Mobile Sprinkler Sites Available Through Sunday in Response to Heat Advisory

Mayor: Mobile Sprinkler Sites Available Through Sunday in Response to Heat Advisory

Multiple sites will be available in Troy neighborhoods to provide families additional places to keep cool this week

South Troy Pool is open daily for swimming from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; admission is free

City-operated splash pads also open from sunrise to sunset at multiple locations in Troy parks and recreational spaces

UPDATE: due to the ongoing heat advisory, availability of mobile sprinkler sites will be extended through Sunday, July 24th.

TROY, NY (July 19, 2022) – In response to a heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service for hot temperatures and high humidity, Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the city will provide mobile sprinkler sites at multiple neighborhood locations beginning Tuesday afternoon. These cooling station sites will offer families additional places to keep cool this week.

Mobile sprinklers will be provided by the Troy Fire Department at the following locations through Sunday, July 24th, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 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 South Troy Swimming Pool is open daily for swimming from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Admission to the pool is free, and access is limited to Troy residents only. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

  • 7th Avenue Park (North Central)
    • 7th and Ingalls Avenue
  • Frear Park
    • Adjacent to Frear Park Ice Rink
  • Knickerbacker Park (Lansingburgh)
    • 7th and 104th Street
  • Prospect Park (Mt. Ida)
    • 65 Prospect Park Road
  • Riverfront Park (Downtown)
    • River Street/Front Street
  • Corliss Park (Lansingburgh)
    • 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 www.troyny.gov/pools

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.

Mayor Madden said, “The upcoming forecast for the Capital Region includes hot temperatures and elevated humidity this week, beginning today and continuing into the weekend. In response, I am directing the Troy Fire Department to activate cooling stations at neighborhood locations to help families & children beat the summer heat. Residents should also take precautions if they are planning to work or spend time outdoors. Remember to drink water to stay hydrated, limit your time outside, and seek air-conditioned spaces during the warmest periods of the day.”

Deputy Mayor Chris Nolin said, “There are multiple ways for families to keep cool during this week’s high temperatures, including at the South Troy Pool, city-owned splash pads, and the mobile cooling stations which will be available beginning Wednesday through Saturday. We urge residents to be careful during this period of potentially hazardous weather and to check in with vulnerable neighbors, including the elderly or those with young children.”

Heat Advisory

A heat advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for Wednesday, July 20th, 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, 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 www.weather.gov/aly/. Additional safety tips are available at www.weather.gov/safety/heat

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[email protected] / (518) 279-7131

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