Rhode Island cities announce “cooling shelters” amidst heat wave

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Cities are notifying residents of cooling shelters to help people keep safe during heat wave.

City officials in Providence and Pawtucket have a list of public places where people may go if they lack access to air conditioning during the current heat wave.

Centers in Pawtucket:

  • 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.

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.

Centers/Shelters in Providence:

Library Branches:

  • Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Monday: 12:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday –Friday: 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Fox Point Library, 90 Ives Street, 401-331-0390

Water Parks:

  • Al Carrington Water Park – at Richardson Park, 64 Richardson Street, Corner of Richardson Street & Prairie Ave
  • Billy Taylor Water Park, 124 Camp Street, off Cypress Street
  • Chad Brown Water Park, Chad Brown Street
  • Sackett Street Water Park, 110 Sackett Street, across from Sackett Street Recreation Center
  • Harriet & Sayles Water Park, 375 Sayles Street, Corner of Harriet & Sayles Streets
  • General Street Water Park, 11 West Drive, off Admiral Street
  • George West Water Park, 1266 Chalkstone Ave, corner of Chalkstone & Mt Pleasant Ave
  • Fargnoli Water Park, 945 Smith Street, close to Academy Ave
  • Fox Point Water Park – at Cabral Park, 505 Wickenden Street, Next to Vartan Gregorian School
  • Neutaconkanut Recreation Center Water Park, 675 Plainfield Street, near Killingly Street
  • Wallace Street Park, 1 Wallace Street
  • Pastore Park, Corner of Knight Street and Tell Street
  • Joslin Recreation Center, 17 Hyatt St

Central Falls Centers

  • Forand Manor at 30 Washington Street in Central Falls. It will be available from 8 am to 8 pm on from Monday July 2nd through Thursday July 5th for the general public who may lack access to air conditioning. Forand

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