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October 1, 2019
News Date: October 01, 2019

Columbus Recreation and Parks Community Centers To Help Neighborhoods Beat the Heat

Columbus Recreation and Parks will continue to provide regular activities at community centers to give residents a place to cool off during today’s extreme heat. All community centers will be open regular hours. 

Many centers are open at 9 a.m. including:

Barnett Community Center, Carriage Place Community Center, Dodge Community Center, Glenwood Community Center, Lazelle Community Center, Schiller, Community Center, Westgate Community Center, Whetstone Community Center and Woodward Community Center. All other centers will be open from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For a complete list of centers, visit http://bit.ly/2WYH4Hl

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.