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To assist locals in surviving the heat, Indy Parks opens cooling centers



Indianapolis, Indiana – To assist city residents who require a respite from the heat and humidity, Indy Parks has constructed more than a dozen cooling centers throughout the city.

Much of the state is under a heat advisory through Thursday. It may feel as hot as 105 degrees in some places due to a combination of excessive humidity and air temperatures that are well above 90 degrees.

Thirteen Indy Parks family centers are accessible as cooling centers during regular business hours. To cool off, splash pads are also provided.

Visit one of the indoor swimming pools in the city if you wish to go for a swim. Every outdoor pool has now been shut down for the year.

Indy Parks cooling centers

• Broad Ripple Park Family Center | 1426 Broad Ripple Ave.
• Brookside Park Family Center | 3500 Brookside Parkway S. Dr.
• Christian Park Family Center | 4200 English Ave.
• Garfield Park Burrello Family Center | 2345 Pagoda Dr.
• Municipal Gardens Family Center | 1831 Lafayette Rd.
• Pride Park Family Center | 1129 S. Vandeman St.
• Riverside Park Family Center | 2420 N. Riverside E. Dr.
• Rhodius Park Family Center | 1720 W. Wilkins St.
• Stanley Strader Park Family Center (formerly Bethel Park) | 2850 Bethel Ave.
• Thatcher Park Family Center | 4649 W. Vermont St.
• Washington Park Family Center | 3130 E. 30th St.
• Watkins Park Family Center | 2360 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. St.
• Windsor Park Family Center | 6510 E. 25th Street

Visit for a complete list of family centers, indoor amenities, splash pads, and swimming pool locations and hours.

Not close to Indianapolis? To locate a cooling center close to you, go to the Indiana 211 website or call 211.

Stay cool with these tips

• Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water
• Check on relatives and neighbors, especially the elderly and those without air conditioning
• Avoid strenuous outdoor activities and take frequent breaks
• Pay special attention when locking up vehicles to ensure no children or pets are left inside
• Bring pets indoors and make sure they have plenty to drink

The National Weather Service website has additional information regarding heat safety.

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