Linden Neighborhood Conversation

Robin Davis
Director of Media Relations

Melanie Crabill
Communications Manager

Media advisory
News Date: July 02, 2018

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. on Tuesday:

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 614-278-3130.

Columbus Public Health reminds residents of ways to stay healthy and safe in hot weather: 

  • Drink plenty of water – do not wait until you are thirsty.
  • 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 hat.
  • Stay in the shade.
  • Limit your outdoor activity to morning and evening hours.