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Posted on: July 28, 2023

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

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Buffalo, NY— With temperatures forecasted to be near or above 90 degrees on Friday, July 28, 2023, Mayor Byron W. Brown today encouraged Buffalo residents without access to air conditioning to make use of cooling centers located throughout the City. Mayor Brown cited the National Weather Service’s forecast of temperatures in the 90s, with high humidity, for his decision to open the centers.

“We are about to experience another round of hot and humid weather conditions. With the forecasted temperature hovering around 90 degrees on Friday, these conditions can be challenging for our senior citizens and children,” Mayor Brown stated. “It’s important for all of our residents to take the necessary precautions to stay cool and hydrated.”

The following locations will be open as cooling centers on Friday, July 28th in Buffalo.

  • Arlene Mychajliw Community Center, 82 Harrison St., 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Autumnwood Senior Center, 1800 Clinton St., 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Delavan Grider Community Center, 877 East Delavan Ave., 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • The Belle Center, 104 Maryland St., 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friends of the Elderly, 118 E. Utica St., 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • George K. Arthur Community Center, 3056 Genesee St., 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Gloria J. Parks Community Center, 3242 Main St., 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Hennepin Community Center, 24 Ludington, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Old First Ward Community Center, 62 Republic St., 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Richmond-Summer Senior Center, 337 Summer St., 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Schiller Park Senior Center, 2057 Genesee St., 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Seneca-Babcock Community Center, 1168 Seneca St., 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St., 9:00 am to 6:00 p.m.

Mayor Brown also reminded residents that City pools and splash pads are open, and a great place to cool down. Buffalo’s outdoor pools are as follows:

Centennial Pool 5 Porter Avenue

11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Open every day, except Saturday for cleaning

Kensington Pool

665 Kensington Avenue

11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Open every day, except Sunday for cleaning

Riverside Pool

2505 Niagara Street

11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Open every day, except Sunday for cleaning

Swimmers can also cool down at two of the City’s indoor pools. Connors, Kait, Harrity Memorial Pool

626 Abbott Road

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lovejoy Pool

1171 E. Lovejoy Street Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

From now through the Labor Day weekend, 10 City splash pads will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ralph Wilson Park - foot of Porter Ave.

Allison Park - Reese St., adjacent to Asarese-Matters Community Center 

Masten Park - Best St., adjacent to Johnnie B. Wiley Sports Pavilion MLK Jr. 

Park Basin - Best St. and Fillmore Ave.

Lanigan Park - South Park Ave., west of Louisiana St. Lincoln Park - foot of Quincy St.

Cazenovia Park - behind the park casino Houghton Park - foot of Spann St.

Schiller Park - Sprenger St. side of park Roosevelt Park - foot of Roosevelt Ave


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