City of Dayton opens cooling centers due to record heat

DAYTON — The City of Dayton has opened three locations as cooling centers through the week with record high temperatures expected.

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Three recreation centers will be opened as cooling centers in the city from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. this week, Dayton Fire Capt. Brad French said in a news release Tuesday. The centers open this week:

  • Greater Dayton Recreation Center- 2021 W Third Street
  • Lohrey Recreation Center- 2366 Glenarm Avenue
  • Northwest Recreation Center- 1600 Princeton Drive

People are encouraged to stay indoors in an-air conditioned building whenever possible and those unable to stay inside should stay in the shade as much as possible and hydrate more than usual, French said. .

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In addition, spray parks are also available for people to stay cool this week from noon to 8 p.m. The locations are:

  • Fairview Park- 2262 Elsmore Avenue
  • Five Oaks Spray Park- 329 Five Oaks Avenue
  • Mallory Park- 3037 Germantown Street
  • McIntosh Park- 882 W. Riverview Avenue
  • Stuart Patterson Spray Park- 238 Baltimore Street
  • Walnut Hills Spray Park- 2340 Block of Wayne Avenue
  • Washington Park- 3620 E. Second Street

French also encourages people to check on their neighbors for any assistance and remember the hydration and shelter needs of pets.