Stay Safe From the Heat! Here Are Capital Region Cooling Station Locations
Update: 5/21/22 - Albany County Library branches are open for heat relief during their usual hours, with the exception of the Delaware Branch.
With Capital Region temps in the mid-90s this weekend, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Saturday noon to 8p.
The currently forecasted high of 94 would only be three degrees off the all time record high of 97 set during a deadly Upstate New York heatwave in 1911. The NWS advises proper hydration, turning up the A/C, limiting sun time and strenuous activity, and checking on relatives and neighbors.
Local city governments are offering cooling stations and splash pads this weekend to beat the dangerous heat. Here's where to find them:
Run by the Troy Fire Department
Lansingburg Boys and Girls Club
113th and 4th
The Little Italy Marketplace
5th Ave, Liberty St., and Hill St.
Canal Avenue Park
3rd St. and Canal Ave.
Sunrise to Sunset
Riverfront Park - 10a-8p
7th Avenue Park
Open 10a-5p and fully air-conditioned
Hon. Karen B. Johnson Central Library Branch
99 Clinton St.
Sunday Noon to 4p
Bornt Library Branch
948 State St.
Glenville Library Branch
20 Glenridge Rd.
Mont Pleasant Library Branch
1036 Crane St.