Fort Wayne Offering Residents Relief from Heat

By Scott Sarvay
By Max Resnik
By Maureen Mespell

June 27, 2012 Updated Nov 13, 2013 at 2:21 AM EST

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – The City of Fort Wayne has announced that cooling centers will be opened beginning Thursday to help combat the extreme heat.

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry (D) announced Thursday morning that three community pools will be open to the public, free of charge, both Thursday and Friday. Those include the North Side, McMillen and Memorial Park pools.

Henry says cooling centers around the city will also be open through Friday.

“We’ll keep these centers open, at least through Friday. The cooling centers are designed to bring relief to those without air conditioning and anyone who may be suffering under extreme heat conditions."

Cooling centers will be located at The Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; the Jerry Fox Lifetime Sports Academy, at the McMillen Park Golf Clubhouse; and the Public Safety Academy, 7602 Patriot Crossing.

The Community Center will be open on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the Lifetime Sports Academy will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

The Public Safety Academy will be open Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In addition, the Cooper Center, 2300 Clinton and Lafayette, and Jennings Center, 1330 McCulloch Street, will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

Also, free splash pads are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Buckner, McCormick, Memorial, Shoaff, Kreager and Waynedale parks.

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