Linden Neighborhood Conversation

Melanie Crabill
Director of Media Relations
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Kevin Kilbane
Director of Communications
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Media Advisory
News Date: June 14, 2022

Columbus Recreation and Parks is Helping Neighborhoods to Beat the Heat

With temperatures forecasted to be in the high 90s this week, Columbus Recreation and Parks will open cooling centers at five regional community centers today through Thursday, June 16, to give residents a place to cool off during this week’s extreme heat. Barnett, Beatty, Whetstone, Glenwood and Marion Franklin will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the heat event. The department will continue to provide regular activities at community centers during regular hours from 9 6 p.m. For a complete list of centers, visit

In addition, Dodge, Driving Park, Glenwood, Lincoln and Tuttle pools will have extended hours today through Thursday, June 16, and have two open-swim blocks: 1-4 p.m. and 4:30-8 p.m. Capacity is limited; to secure a pool spot, pre-register online at

The Blackburn, Linden, North Bank and Scioto Southland spraygrounds will be open for extended hours of 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today through Thursday, June 16; capacity limits will be monitored at the spraygrounds.

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 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.
  • Avoid strenuous activities and limit them to morning and evening hours.
  • Learn the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses and how to treat them.
  • Check on family members, friends and neighbors.
  • Never leave people or pets in a closed car.