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City of Cleveland, Mayor Bibb, extend pools, recreational centers hours for heatwave

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June 16, 2024 – CLEVELAND, Ohio – The City of Cleveland Department of Public Works has extended the hours of several recreation centers to serve as cooling centers for Cleveland residents that are seeking shelter over the next week of 90 degree plus temperatures, city officials and Mayor Justin M. Bibb announced in a press release Sunday.

Cooling center operational hours will be from 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Normally scheduled recreation programming will continue, and each site will have areas in the facility where people can relax and cool off.

Dates of service are:

Monday-Wednesday, June 17-19, 2024

(outdoor pools will be OPEN on Juneteenth during


scheduled hours)

Thursday and Friday, June 20-21, 2024 11:30 am=10pm

The sites include:


Zelma George Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 3155 Martin L. King Blvd.

Collinwood Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 16300 Lakeshore Blvd.

Gunning Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 16700 Puritas Ave.

Kovacic Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 6250 St. Clair Ave.

Michael Zone Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 6301 Lorain Ave.

Frederick Douglass Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center: 15401 Miles Ave.


All playground programs are suspended Monday through Friday this week including the playground meal program. Playground staff will be assigned to recreation centers.

All recreation centers will serve lunch meals to youth 18 and under from noon to 1 p.m. daily.

On Juneteenth (Wednesday, June 19, 2024) only the six sites serving as cooling centers will serve meals (see list above).

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