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The City of Pawtucket Announces Cooling Centers to the Public

Pawtucket –Mayor Donald R. Grebien has announced cooling centers that will help the residents of Pawtucket keep cool and safe during the heatwave tomorrow , July 30, 2019. These cooling centers are available to members of the general public who may lack access to air conditioning.

“We want to ensure that our residents, especially the elderly population and our children, have free places to go during the heatwave that will keep them safe and cool,” said Mayor Grebien. “We urge everyone to take the necessary precautions to stay cool and hydrated.”

The locations of the cooling centers are:

  • The Leon Mathieu Senior Center at 420 Main Street is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • The Blackstone Valley Visitor Center at 175 Main Street is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • The Pawtucket Police Department Headquarters lobby at 121 Roosevelt Avenue is available 24 hours every day.
  • The Pawtucket Public Library at 13 Summer Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. The Library is also a free summer meal site for children from Monday to Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Kennedy Manor located at 175 Broad Street is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • St. Germain Manor located at 401 Mineral Spring Avenue is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Additionally, the pool located at Veterans Park will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. tomorrow. The entrance fee for use of the pool is $1 dollar. The pool is a free summer meal site for children from Monday to Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Payne Park Splash Pad is also open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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For Immediate Release
July 29, 2019
Contact: Wil Arboleda
401-728-0500 Ext. 385

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