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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2012 Archives > June 2012 > Mayor Brown Opens 17 Cooling Centers In Buffalo

Mayor Brown Opens 17 Cooling Centers In Buffalo

Contact: Lorey Schultz
              (716) 851-5545

June 19, 2012-Seventeen cooling centers in Buffalo opened today, and will remain open through Thursday, June 21, 2012, to help senior citizens and others escape the heat wave, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced.

The facilities include:

  • Abley Senior Citizens, 24 Ludington Street , 9AM-6PM
  • Autumnwood Senior Center, 1800 Clinton Street, 9AM-8PM
  • CAO, 422 Pratt, 9AM-8pm
  • Senior Ctr. at Richmond Street and Summer, 9AM-8PM
  • Delavan-Grider Community Ctr.-877 East Delavan, 9AM-8PM
  • Edward Saunders Community Ctr.-2777 Bailey Ave., 9AM-9 PM
  • Father Belle Center, 104 Maryland Street,  9AM-9 PM
  • Friends to the Elderly, Inc. (Dorothy Collier Center) 118 East Utica, 9AM-5:30PM
  • Gloria J. Parks Community Center, 3242 Main Street,  9AM-6:30 PM
  • North Buffalo Community Center,  203 Sanders Road, 9AM-8PM
  • Northwest Community Center, 155 Lawn Avenue, 9AM-8PM
  • Old First Ward Community Center, 62 Republic Street, 9AM-8PM
  • Schiller Park Senior Center, 2057 Genesee Street,  9AM-6PM
  • Seneca Babcock Community Center, 1168 Seneca Street, 9AM-6:30 PM
  • Valley Community Association Senior Citizens, 93 Leddy Street, 9AM-8PM
  • West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont Street, 9AM-9PM
  • William-Emslie YMCA Senior Center, 585 William Street, 9AM-8PM

Also, 8 of the city’s 11 splash pads will be open today from 3:30-7pm through the end of the school year on Friday, June 22nd.  Starting on Saturday, June 23rd, splash pads will be open 11am-7pm each day through Labor Day.  (3 splash pads are currently under construction)    

Splash pads will be turned on at the following locations:

  • Cazenovia (by Caz casino)
  • Centennial (foot of Porter next to pool in Lasalle park)
  • Kensington (corner of Grider and Kensington next to pool)
  • Lanigan (Fulton between Chicago & Louisiana)
  • SAllison (Reese St next to pool)
  • Cchiller (Sprenger Ave side)
  • Lincoln (end of Quincy St)
  • Masten (Best St next to JBW Stadium)

Splash pads and pools in the city generally open on July 1st.