Rochester declares ‘cool sweep’ with temperatures expected to reach high 80s


ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The City of Rochester has declared a cool sweep with temperatures expected to reach the high 80s on Tuesday.

People are encouraged to protect themselves from the heat by visiting pools, spray parks, or air-conditioned libraries and R-centers. The city is also warning people to stay hydrated and watch for symptoms of heat-related illnesses. Here is where you can take shelter from the heat:

R-Centers (8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.) 

Adams, 85 Adams St. 

Avenue D, 200 Avenue D 

Carter, 500 Carter St. 

Frederick Douglass, 999 South Ave. 

Edgerton, 41 Backus St.  

Willie W. Lightfoot, 271 Flint St. 

David F. Gantt, 700 North St., 

Trenton & Pamela Jackson, 485 N. Clinton Ave. 

Thomas P. Ryan, 530 Webster Ave. 

Tyshaun Cauldwell R-Center for Hope, 524 Campbell St. 

City Branch Libraries (visit for individual location hours)  

Arnett Branch, 310 Arnett Blvd., (585) 428-8214 

Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, 115 South Ave., (585) 428-7300 

Charlotte Branch, 3557 Lake Ave., (585) 428-8216 

Frederick Douglass Community Library, 971 South Ave., (585) 428-8206 

Lyell Branch, 956 Lyell Ave., (585) 428-8218 

Maplewood Community Library, 1111 Dewey Ave., (585) 428-8220 

Monroe Branch, 809 Monroe Ave., (585) 428-8202 

Phillis Wheatley Community Library, 33 Dr, Samuel McCree Way, (585) 428-8212 

Sully Branch, 530 Webster Ave., (585) 428-8208 

Winton Branch, 611 N. Winton Rd., (585) 428-8204 

Swimming Opportunities 

Durand Eastman Beach, 1342 Lakeshore Blvd., 12 noon to 7 p.m. 

Genesee Valley Park Pool, 131 Elmwood Ave., 12 noon to 8 p.m. 

Adams Street R-Center Pool, 85 Adams St., 12 noon to 6 p.m.  

Trenton and Pamela Jackson R-Center, 485 N. Clinton Ave., 12 noon to 6 p.m. 

Spray Parks (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) 

Carter Street R-Center, 500 Carter St. 

Edgerton R-Center, 41 Backus St. 

David F. Gantt R-Center, 700 North St. 

Thomas P. Ryan R-Center, 530 Webster Ave. 

Roxie Ann Sinkler R-Center, 75 Grover St. 

Tyshaun Cauldwell R-Center for Hope, 524 Campbell St. 

Spray Features (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 353 Court St. (at the play area) 

Fourth and Peck Playground, Corner of Fourth and Peck Streets 

Troup Street Park, Troup Street and Van Auker Street (between Reynolds Street and Ford Street) 

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