Columbus is opening cooling centers and extended hours for pools, spraygrounds due to heat
With extreme temperatures forecasted for much of the week, the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is working to help people cool off.
Seven community centers will open cooling centers from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. They include:
- Barnett Community Center
- Beatty Community Center
- Dodge Community Center
- Douglas Community Center
- Glenwood Community Center
- Linden Community Center
- Marion Franklin Community Center
The department's pools are open for extended hours, and admission is free, though capacity is limited and pre-registration is recommended.
Additionally, spraygrounds at Blackburn, Linden, North Bank, and Scioto Southland will be open for extended hours on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.