Fantastic Local Places To Cool Down As Temperatures Soar


Here are some places to stay cool during this heat wave.

With temperatures this week in the mid to upper 90's, over 100 with the heat index, cooling off is going to be key. 

Between pools and spray/splash pads, there are plenty of free places to enjoy all over the Capital Region!


Albany - there are spray pads located at 

  • Black Lives Matter Park
  • Colonie St. Park
  • Hackett Park
  • Lincoln Park
  • North Swan St. Park
  • Rosemont Park
  • Sheridan Park
  • Westland Hills Park


Troy - there are cooling stations located at Rensselaer Park Elementary School, Historic Market in Little Italy and also at the Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club.

There are also splash pads located at - 

  • Corliss Park
  • Geneva Pompey Park
  • Frear Park
  • Prospect Park
  • William Chamberlain Riverfront Park


Halfmoon - the Town Hall will be open as a cooling station from the 18th through the 21st from 8am - 4pm. They will also be offering water and light snacks.


Schenectady - you'll find cooling stations at - 

  • Hon. Karen B. Johnson (Central) Library, 99 Clinton Street in Schenectady
  • Bethesda House of Schenectady, 834 State Street in Schenectady
  • Mont Pleasant Branch Library, 1036 Crane Street in Schenectady
  • Phyllis Bornt Branch Library, 948 State Street in Schenectady
  • Woodlawn Branch Library, 2 Sanford Street in Schenectady


Scotia/Glenville - there are cooling stations located at - 

  • Glenville Branch Library, 20 Glenridge Road in Glenville
  • Scotia Branch Library, 14 Mohawk Avenue in Scotia
  • Glenville Senior Center, 32 Worden Road in Glenville


Rotterdam - 

  • Rotterdam Branch Library, 1100 North Westcott Road in Rotterdam
  • ViaPort Rotterdam, 93 West Campbell Road in Rotterdam
  • Rotterdam Senior Center


Niskayuna -

  • Niskayuna Branch Library, 2400 Nott Street East in Niskayuna
  • Niskayuna Senior Center, 2682 Aqueduct Road in Niskayuna

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