Hempstead Town Opens Cooling Centers, Extends Pool Hours During Scorching Heat Wave

As temperatures soar into the 90s to begin the week, Supervisor Kate Murray announced today that the Town of Hempstead will once again offer residents places to escape the scorching heat by opening 15 cooling centers and extending operating hours at several pools through Wednesday, July 22nd to help keep residents safe and healthy.

“During heat waves, it is important for residents to cool down and find relief from the blistering temperatures,” Murray said. “We urge those without access to air conditioning or a cool place to stay to utilize our cooling centers, pools and beaches throughout the heat wave.”

Cooling centers are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Monday, July 20th, Tuesday, July 21st and Wednesday, July 22nd (except where noted):

-  Baldwin Senior Center, 1810 N. Grand Ave., Baldwin,  (516) 546-7110

-  Bellmore Senior Center, 2000 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore, (516) 221-9696

-  Cedarhurst Senior Center, 200 Cedarhurst Avenue, Cedarhurst, (516) 295-1177 (open until 4:30 p.m.)

-  East Meadow Senior Center, 1485 Front Street, East Meadow (516) 794-2458

-  Elmont Senior Center, 138 Elmont Rd., Elmont, (516) 354-4777

-  Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Pl. Franklin Square, (516) 328-3010

-  Green Acres Senior Center, 400 Flower Rd., Valley Stream, (516) 872-8810

-  Levittown Senior Center, 555 N. Newbridge Rd., Levittown, (516) 433-5454

-  Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick, (516) 868-4777

-  Oceanside Senior Center, 2900 Rockaway Ave., Oceanside, (516) 766-8888

-  Rosa Parks Senior Center, 2 Babylon Tpke., Roosevelt (516) 867-1612

-  Salisbury Senior Center, 460 Salisbury Park Drive, Westbury, (516) 333-5440

-  Uniondale-Hempstead Senior Center, 840 Uniondale Ave., Uniondale (516) 292-1313

-  Uniondale-Merrick Senior Center, 750 Jerusalem Ave., Uniondale (516) 538-5050

-  Wantagh Senior Center, 1150 Seamans Neck Rd., Wantagh (516) 785-8505


Hours of operation will be extended at the following pools on Monday, July 20th , Tuesday, July 21st  and Wednesday, July 22nd:

Closing at 7 p.m.

-  Roosevelt Pool, Roosevelt

-  Town Park at Sands Pool, Lido Beach


Closing at 8 p.m.

-  Forest City Park Pool, Wantagh

-  Rath Pool (Franklin Sq. Park District)

-  Walker Memorial Pool, Lakeview

-  Hewlett Point Pool, Hewlett

-  Malibu Pool, Lido Beach

-  Eight of Levittown’s Community Pools


 *In addition to the extended pool hours listed above, Echo Park in West Hempstead and Veterans Memorial Park in East Meadow are open regular hours through 10 p.m.*