With temperatures surging into the high 80s and 90s, Supervisor Kate Murray is inviting residents to “cool down” at town cooling centers, pools, or beaches. To provide a safe, cool location for residents to escape the dangerous heat wave, Murray announced the opening of 15 cooling centers and extended hours at 15 pools and eight beaches from Tuesday, July 28th through Friday, July 31st.
“Excessive temperatures can be extremely dangerous,” Murray said. “I urge neighbors to be extra cautious during this period of extreme heat. If you do not have access to air conditioning or a cool place to stay, I encourage you to visit one of our town’s cooling centers, beaches or pools.”
Cooling centers are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 28th- Friday, July 31st (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 Ave., Cedarhurst, (516) 295-1177 (open until 4:30 p.m.)
East Meadow Senior Center, 1485 Front St., 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 Dr., 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 Tuesday, July 28th- Friday, July 31st:
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
Lifeguards will be on duty for an extra hour (until 7 p.m.) at the following beaches:
Town Park Point Lookout
Lido Beach Town Park
Lido West Town Park
Town Park at Sands
Hewlett Point Park
East Atlantic Beach
Atlantic Beach Estates
Point Lookout Civic Beach
Murray also offered residents important tips on how to stay cool and be safe during the scorching heat.
- Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun.
- Avoid strenuous activity during the hottest part of the day, usually between 11AM and 4PM. Consider performing these tasks in the early morning or evening hours.
- When in the sun, wear sunscreen and a hat to protect your face and head.
- Drink plenty of water, even if you do not feel thirsty.
- Eat well balanced, light and regular meals.
- Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothes.
- NEVER leave children or pets in closed vehicles.
- Check on elderly family members, friends and neighbors.
- When indoors, use an air conditioner or fans to cool rooms if available.
“During the heat wave, avoid the scorching sun as much as possible and retreat to a safe, cool location,” Murray said. “The town’s cooling centers, pools and beaches are open and ready to help you escape the heat wave.”
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.