Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe announced today that the hours at NYC pools will be extended due to the extreme heat. Pools will close at 8 p.m. and be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.,. on Saturday. These hours will take effect at all 54 pools across the city. Additionally, the 690 spray showers in the city’s parks and playgrounds will remain on until 9 p.m. tonight and Saturday night. To find the pool nearest you call 311 or visit http://www.nyc.gov.
“The City’s pools are great places to cool off and beat the heat,” said Mayor Bloomberg in a written statement. “During this heat wave, New Yorkers should take advantage of the free places around the City that offer relief from the heat: pools, spray showers, beaches and cooling centers. Remember to stay out of the sun, drink plenty of water, and check on your friends and family who may be at risk for heat-related illnesses.”