During Current Heat Wave, Chill Out and Have a Blast at any of Jersey City’s Cooling Sites for Residents

 JERSEY CITY – Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and the Jersey City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) announce sites throughout the city for residents to beat the heat tomorrow, June 20th and Thursday, June 21st when temperatures are expected to exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit (90 °F).

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All residents, especially the elderly, disabled people, pregnant women and children under the age of two are encouraged to stay indoors or take advantage of the facilities if necessary.

“We hope to keep all of our residents healthy and cool during this hot summer,” said

Mayor Healy. “It is not just the heat, but the humidity that can take its toll. We are hoping those Jersey City residents in need of air conditioning will take advantage of the cooling sites we have set up and conserve water wherever possible.”

The following sites will be open to the Jersey City community at large, as well as seniors who don’t have access to air conditioning. The locations and time schedule are as follows:

Five Corners Library, 678 Newark Avenue

Hours: Monday, 12Noon-8 PM; Tuesday through Thursday, 10AM-6 PM; Friday, 9AM -5 PM; and Saturday 10AM- 2PM

Jersey City Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9AM – 8PM; Friday, 9AM -5 PM; and Saturday, 10AM – 2PM

Greenville Library, 1841 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10AM-6 PM; Tuesday, 12Noon-8 PM; Friday, 9AM -5 PM; and Saturday, 10AM – 2PM

Glenn D. Cunningham Library, 275 Martin Luther King Drive

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10AM-6 PM; Wednesday, 12Noon-8 PM; Friday, 9AM -5 PM; and  Saturday, 10AM – 2PM

Miller Branch Library, 489 Bergen Avenue

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10AM-6 PM; Wednesday, 12Noon-8 PM; Friday, 9AM -5 PM; and Saturday, 10AM – 2PM


Aside from these stations, residents are welcome to cool off from this summer heat by taking advantage of our

Water Sprinkler Systems located in City parks, which are turned on daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (weather permitting) at the following locations: Pershing Field

Manhattan Ave. & Central Ave.

Audubon Park

Audubon Ave. & Kennedy Blvd.

Terrace Park

Terrace Avenue & Thorne Street

Arlington Park

Arlington Ave. & Minerva Street

Dr. Lena Edwards Park

Johnston Avenue & Pine Street



Wilkinson Avenue/PlaygroundWilkinson Ave. & MLK Drive

Thomas McGovern Park

Delmar & Sycamore Roads

Roberto Clemente Park –

Enos Jones

8th Street & Brunswick Street

Virginia Avenue Park

Virginia Ave. & Bergen Ave.

Rev. Ercel Webb/Lafayette Park

Lafayette St. & Van Horne St.



LaPointe ParkDeKalb Avenue

Venator Watson Park

Stevens Ave. & Martin Luther King Drive

Hamilton Park

McWilliams Place

Columbia Park

Bartholdi Ave. & Kennedy Blvd.



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