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Extended Cool Sweep Hours for Week of June 17 through 21

In anticipation of forecasted high temperatures, Mayor Malik D. Evans announced today that the City will conduct a Cool Sweep operation this coming week. City R-Centers, some library branches, and spray parks and features will be open for extended hours so residents can remain safe and comfortable.


The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory across the Rochester region for Mon., June 17 through Thurs., June 20 with high temperatures forecasted to reach the mid-90s each day. In response to this forecast, the Rochester City School District will implement its early dismissal schedule for grades PreK through 8 and cancel all after-school activities on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Schools are closed Wednesday in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.


Students and residents can escape the heat in the City’s air-conditioned R-Centers and libraries or cool off in a spray park with the following schedule: 


R-Centers: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 2 to 9 p.m. on Monday.

  • 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 and Pamela Jackson, 485 N. Clinton Ave.

  • Thomas P. Ryan, 530 Webster Ave.

Students will be served lunches and snacks Tuesday through Friday, and dinner on Monday.


Spray Parks: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday.

  • 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.

  • Humboldt R-Center, 1045 Atlantic Ave.


Spray Features: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday

  • 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)


City Branch Libraries: During this Cool Sweep period, Arnett, Lincoln and Winton Branches will offer extended hours until 9 p.m. However, all libraries will be closed Wednesday, June 19, in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.

For more information on other location hours, visit

  • 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;


Residents are reminded to take precautions during the hot weather to care for themselves and their families. For tips on staying cool, visit


During a heat advisory, the National Weather Service recommends residents observe the following precautions and preparations:

“Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.”


For tips on keeping pets cool during heat waves, visit


Cool Sweep is supported by a grant from RG&E and the Avangrid Foundation.



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