Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Continues Extended Hours at Community Recreation Centers
Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced that the city will
continue extended hours through Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at some community
recreation centers to give residents a place to cool off during this heat wave.
In addition, all Columbus city pools will be free Tuesday.
Four community centers will be open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Community Center, 247 N. Ohio Ave., Columbus, OH 43203
East Community Center, 1826 Lattimer Dr., Columbus, OH 43227
Community Center, 455 S. Westgate Ave., Columbus, OH 43204
Community Center, 3923 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214
All remaining community
centers will be open regular hours on Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The city’s eight
outdoor pools will waive the 50-cent entrance fee on Tuesday. The city’s spraygrounds
remain free and open to the public.
Seniors in need of fans should contact LifeCare Alliance at
Columbus Public Health reminds residents of ways to stay
healthy and safe in hot weather:
- Drink plenty of water – do not wait until you
- Stay inside in air conditioning whenever
possible. If you do not have an air conditioner, use movie theatres,
malls, libraries and other public places that are cool.
- Avoid beverages with alcohol, caffeine and sugar
because they will dehydrate you.
- Eat light meals.
- Wear lightweight, light colored clothing and a
- Stay in the shade.
- Limit your outdoor activity to morning and