Potentially Dangerous Heat Warning For Buffalo Area, Cooling Centers Open
Today, Thursday, July 6, 2023, the temperature is expected to get into the 90s in the Buffalo area. The City of Buffalo is opening its cooling centers to ensure that residents can stay cool during the extreme heat.
The City of Buffalo sent out a text warning residents about the extreme heat expected today,
With temperatures approaching 90 degrees tomorrow, the following City of Buffalo cooling sites will be open as cooling centers on Thursday, July 6, 2023.
There will be 10 cooling centers open in the city to help residents stay cool:
- Asarese-Matters Community Center, 50 Rees St., 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Autumnwood Senior Center, 1800 Clinton St., 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Delavan Grider Community Center, 877 E. Delavan, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Hennepin Community Center, 24 Ludington, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- JFK Community Center, 114 Hickory St., 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Lincoln Fieldhouse, 10 Quincy St., 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Northwest Buffalo Community Center, 155 Lawn St., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Peter Machnica Community Center, 1799 Clinton St., 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Richmond-Summer Senior Center, 337 Summer St., 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St., 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
There are also multiple pools and splash pads open - Centennial Pool, Kensington Pool, and Riverside Pool, as well as the City’s two indoor pools. The City’s 10 splash pads are open too.
Buffalo's 10 Splash Pads For The Kids To Have Fun
1. Cazenovia Park - behind the park casino
2. Houghton Park - foot of Spahn St.
3. Kensington Park – Kensington Ave. at Grider St.
4. Lanigan Park - South Park Ave., west of Louisiana St.
5. Lincoln Park
6. Masten Park - Best St., adjacent to Johnnie B. Wiley Sports Pavilion
7. MLK Jr. Park Basin - Best St. and Fillmore Ave.
8. Ralph C. Wilson Park - foot of Porter Ave.
9. Roosevelt Park - foot of Roosevelt Ave.
10. Schiller Park - Sprenger St. side of park
Most City of Buffalo parks are open at sunrise and close at sunset. MLK, Jr. closes at 10 p.m. If you need more information, you can visit the Division of Parks & Recreation's website or call 716-851-5553.