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 when temperatures are expected to exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit 90 °
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
Jersey City Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue
Hours: Monday, 9AM – 6PM; Tuesday, 9AM-8PM; Wednesday and Thursday, 9AM – 6PM; Friday, 9AM -5 PM; and Saturday, 10AM – 2PM
Pershing Field Community Center, Summit Avenue and Pershing Plaza
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 8AM – 4PM
Pershing Field Pool (indoor), Summit Avenue and Pershing Plaza
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7AM – 9PM; Saturday and Sunday, 12Noon – 6PM
|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 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (weather permitting) at the following locations:
Manhattan Ave. & Central Ave.
Audubon Ave. & Kennedy Blvd.
Terrace Avenue & Thorne Street
Arlington Ave. & Minerva Street
Dr. Lena Edwards Park
Johnston Avenue & Pine Street
Wilkinson Ave. & MLK Drive
Thomas McGovern Park
Delmar & Sycamore Roads
Roberto Clemente Park –
8th Street & Brunswick Street
Virginia Avenue Park
Virginia Ave. & Bergen Ave.
Rev. Ercel Webb/Lafayette Park
Lafayette St. & Van Horne St.
Venator Watson Park
Stevens Ave. & Martin Luther King Drive
Bartholdi Ave. & Kennedy Blvd.