During this Extremely Hot Summer, 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  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:

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/Playground

Wilkinson 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 Park

DeKalb Avenue

Venator Watson Park

Stevens Ave. & Martin Luther King Drive

Hamilton Park

McWilliams Place

Columbia Park

Bartholdi Ave. & Kennedy Blvd.

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