Akron community centers extend hours during heat wave to give residents places to keep cool

AKRON, Ohio - Akron residents can get help to beat the heat at community centers this week.

The city is urging residents to stay cool by visiting the centers to get cold water and cool air-conditioning.

"I am urging people to go to the mall, a friend's house, or our Community Centers to get out of the heat," said Mayor Plusquellic.  "We do not want our residents that cannot tolerate this heat to risk their health by staying in their homes, without air conditioning or fans."

Community Center hour through July 19:

  • Patterson Park – T-W-TH  9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri. noon – 5 p.m.
  • Ellet – T-W-TH  8:00am – 8:00pm, Fri. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Lawton – T-W-TH 8:30am – 8:30 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
  • Summit Lake – T-W-TH-F 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Firestone – (air being repaired today)  W-TH 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.     

City of Cleveland recreation centers serve as cooling centers. They're open until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9-6 on Saturdays.

Cleveland spray basins will open seven days per week when the temperature reaches 80 degrees or more.

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