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City of Pawtucket Announces Cooling Shelters Ahead of Weekend Heat

To help people keep cool and safe in the current wave of intense heat, Mayor Donald Grebien is notifying residents of the locations of “cooling shelters” throughout the city. These cooling shelters are available to members of the general public who may lack access to air conditioning.

The locations of the cooling shelters are:

  • The Blackstone Valley Visitor Center at 175 Main Street First Floor daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 4th of July: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • The Pawtucket Police Department Headquarters lobby at 121 Roosevelt Avenue is available 24 hours a day.
  • The Pawtucket Public Library at 13 Summer Street is open Monday - Sat 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • The Leon Mathieu Senior Center at 420 Main Street is open Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. They are closed Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday, July 4th.
  • Kennedy Manor Community Room located at 175 Broad Street is open Friday –  Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • St. Germain Manor Community Room located at 401 Mineral Spring Avenue is Friday – Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additionally, the pool located at Veterans Park is available and open to the public beginning Saturday, June 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

 “It’s important that our residents know they have safe and air-conditioned places available to them,” said Mayor Grebien. “Particularly, our elderly population which is often most vulnerable to heat-related illnesses which can potentially be fatal,” Grebien continued. “The City has made these options available to help keep people as safe and cool as possible.”


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