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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces Extended Hours at Spray Pads Due to Forecasted High Temperature

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Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced City of Albany spray pads will remain open two additional hours on Friday, July 22, Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. due to the forecasted high temperatures. Mayor Sheehan also reminded residents of the various ways to keep cool during the current warm weather period, and shared information on how to identify and respond to heat-related illnesses and the importance of staying hydrated.

“With temperatures and humidity levels rising, it is important residents are aware of the various ways they can stay cool,” said Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. “It is also important to remain hydrated, check in on elderly neighbors, and be able to recognize the signs of heat-related illnesses.” 

Spray Pads are located at the following Albany parks: 

  • Colonie St. Park
  • Hackett Park
  • Krank Park
  • Lincoln Park
  • North Swan St. Park
  • Westland Hills Park
  • Black Lives Matter Park

The spray pads at Ridgefield Park and Rosemont Park are currently closed to allow for construction of new and improved spray pads. The spray pad Swinburne Park is currently closed for repairs.

Should you or someone you know feel overcome by the heat, please move to a cool and shaded location and dial 911. Attached is a graphic from the National Weather Service with recommended ways to stay safe during the warm weather. During extended periods of warm weather, it is important to remain cool and hydrated, and be able to recognize the signs of heat-related illnesses. For more information, please see the second attached graphic or visit https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat-illness 

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