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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Mayor Brown Announces List of Buffalo Cooling Centers Where City Residents Can Escape the Heat

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Buffalo, NY— Mayor Byron W. Brown today encouraged Buffalo residents without air conditioning to make use of cooling centers located throughout the City during the extremely hot and humid weather streak.

Mayor Brown cited the National Weather Service’s Heat Advisory and forecast of temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s, combined with high humidity, for his decision to open the centers.

“We are seeing the hottest weather conditions so far this summer. The combination of high temperatures and extremely high humidity, will result in “real feel” conditions that feel like the mid-to upper-90s. These conditions will be particularly difficult for our elderly and young children,” Mayor Brown said. “It’s important for all our residents to take the necessary precautions to stay cool and hydrated, and please keep an eye on your vulnerable neighbors.”

The following City of Buffalo cooling sites will be open to provide respite:

  • Autumnwood Senior Center, 1800 Clinton St. – open until 4 p.m. today, open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The Belle Center, 104 Maryland St. – open today until 6 p.m., open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The Broadway Market Food Court, 999 Broadway – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., every day, except Sunday.
  • Delavan-Grider Community Center, 977 E. Delavan Ave. – open until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday
  • Dorothy J. Collier Community Center, 118 E. Utica St. – open until 3 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Edward Saunders Community Center, 2777 Bailey Ave. - open 24 hours every day, except Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Gloria J. Parks Community Center, 3242 Main St. – open until 9 p.m. today, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., every day, expect Sunday;
  • Northwest Buffalo Community Center, 155 Lawn St. – open today until 5 p.m., open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Richmond-Summer Senior Center, 337 Summer St. – open today until 4 p.m., open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • William-Emslie YMCA Senior Center, 585 William St. – open today until 3 p.m., open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Residents can also cool down at the following Buffalo & Erie County libraries in the City of Buffalo:

  • Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square – open until 7 p.m. today, open Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
  • Frank E. Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave. – open until 8 p.m. today, open Thursday, Noon to 8 p.m., and open Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
  • Dudley Branch Library, 2010 South Park Ave. – open today until 6 p.m., open Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
  • East Clinton Branch Library, 1929 Clinton St. – open today until 7 p.m., open Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
  • Isaias Gonzalez-Soto Branch Library, 280 Porter Ave. – open today until 7 p.m., open Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on these cooling centers, and additional sites, residents should call 211.

Mayor Brown also encouraged residents to visit the City’s splash pads and two indoor pools to cool off. 

Cazenovia Pool, 626 Abbott Road

Monday - 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Tuesday - CLOSED 

Wednesday - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Thursday – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday - 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lovejoy Pool, 1171 E. Lovejoy St. 

Monday - CLOSED

Tuesday – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Thursday – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday - 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

City splash pads are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day, weather permitting.

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