Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Announces Extended Hours for Community Recreation Centers During Extreme Cold Weather
extreme cold weather approaches the central Ohio, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther
reminds Columbus residents that Columbus Recreation and Parks Department
community recreation centers remain open, and five community centers will have
extended hours of operations on Wednesday, January 30.
safety of our residents is our highest priority,” said Mayor Ginther. “I
encourage anyone who needs relief from the cold to visit one of their
neighborhood community centers and for those residents who are able, please
check on your neighbors to ensure their well-being.”
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department will
extend the hours of five centers throughout Columbus. The following centers
will include hours of operation from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.:
Community Center, 1184 Barnett Rd. | 614-645-3065
Community Center, 247 N. Ohio Ave. | 614-645-3218
Franklin Community Center, 2801 Lockbourne Rd. | 614-645-30612
Community Center, 455 S. Westgate Ave. | 614-645-3264
Community Center, 3923 N. High St. | 614-645-3217
complete list of centers, their locations and contact information can be found
online at https://www.columbus.gov/recreationandparks/recreation-centers/All-Community-Centers/
stay healthy and safe in extremely cold weather, Columbus Public Health
- Try to stay
indoors. If you must go outdoors, make trips brief, dress in several layers of
loose clothing and wear a hat and gloves.
- Stay dry and out
of the wind.
- Cover your mouth
to protect your lungs from extreme cold.
- Watch for signs of
frostbite and hypothermia such as slurred speech, confusion, uncontrollable
shivering, stumbling, drowsiness and body temperature of less than 95°. Get
immediate medical attention if you think someone has frostbite or hypothermia.
- Keep emergency
supplies in your car.
- Check on elderly
family, friends and neighbors.
- Bring pets
the Community Shelter Board has provided a list
of Winter Warming Stations.