Mayor Taveras, PEMA Remind City Residents of Cooling Measures in Anticipation of Extreme Heat
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Mayor Taveras, PEMA Remind City Residents of Cooling Measures in Anticipation of Extreme Heat

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

With the National Weather Service predicting dangerous heat today and Wednesday, Mayor Angel Taveras and Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Peter Gaynor are reminding residents of options that city residents may take to stay safe and cool this week.

Cooling Centers
PEMA has identified locations that can be utilized as cooling centers:


Federal Hill House
9 Courtland St.
6:30am - 6pm

Silver Lake Annex Multi-Purpose Community Center
529 Plainfield Street
6:30am - 5pm

Joslin Community Development Corporation
231 Amherst Street
9am - 5pm

Nickerson Community Center
133 Delaine Street
9am - 5pm

Capitol Community Center
110 Ruggles Street
7am - 5pm

Davinci Center for Community Progress
470 Charles Street
8:30am - 4:30pm

West End Community Center
109 Bucklin Street
9am - 12pm

Jewish Community Center
409 Elmgrove Avenue
Open Monday through Friday 8am - 6pm;
Weekends 7am - 6pm


Library Branches
Residents may also seek shelter at the following Providence Community Library branches:


Fox Point Library
90 Ives Street
Monday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 1:00 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 1:00 - 6:00pm

Mt. Pleasant Library
315 Academy Avenue
Monday & Tuesday 1:00 - 9:00pm
Wednesday 12:00 - 6:00pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00pm
Friday 12:00 - 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00pm

Olneyville Library
Monday 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 1:00 - 8:00pm
Thursday & Friday 1:00 - 6:00pm

Rochambeau Library
708 Hope Street
Monday & Thursday 1:00 - 9:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30am - 6:00pm
Friday & Saturday 12:00 - 6:00pm

South Providence Library
441 Prairie Avenue
Monday, Thursday & Friday 1:00 - 6:00pm
Tuesday 1:00 - 8:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:30pm

Wanskuck Library
233 Veazie Street
Monday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 1:00 - 6:00pm
Thursday 1:00 - 8:00pm
Friday 1:00 - 6:00pm

Washington Park Library
1316 Broad Street
Monday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 1:00 - 6:00pm
Thursday 1:00 - 8:00pm


City Pools
City Pools are open weekdays from 12pm to 5pm:

Davey Lopes Recreation Center
227 Dudley Street

Selim-Rogers Recreation Center
60 Camden Avenue

Zuccolo Recreation Center
11 Gesler Street

Neutaconkanut Recreation Center
675 Plainfield Street

McGrane Pool - West End Recreation Center
109 Bucklin Street

Water Parks
City water parks are open weekdays from 12pm to 5pm:


Al Carrington Water Park at Richardson Park
64 Richardson Street

Sackett Street Water Park
110 Sackett Street

Harriet & Sayles Water Park
375 Sayles Street

General Street Water Park
11 West Drive

George West Water Park
1266 Chalkstone Avenue

Fargnoli Water Park
945 Smith Street

Fox Point Water Park at Cabral Park
505 Wickenden Street

Neutaconkanut Recreation Center Water Park
675 Plainfield Street

Pleasant Street Water Park
34 Pleasant Street

Wallace Street Waterpark
Wallace & Cumerford Streets





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