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Extended hours at city pools & splash pads for heat relief

By Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – The City of Buffalo is extending its hours at all city pools and splash pads to deal with a heat wave.

Mayor Byron Brown announced Tuesday afternoon that with warm, humid weather in the forecast for the next few days, the city wants to provide more hours for children and families to beat the heat.

"With temperatures expected to be in the low to mid-90s in the next few days, we want to provide more hours for kids and families to beat the heat by cooling off at one of the city's pools or splash pads," said Mayor Brown.

All pools and splash pads will be open from 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Pool and splash pad facilities will be equipped with lifeguards and standard security measures.

The Mayor is also encouraging city residents to look out for one another in the hot weather, especially to check on elderly neighbors.

"During this extremely hot weather, I encourage Buffalo residents to look out for one another, especially elderly neighbors and friends," said Mayor Brown. "It is important that we stay in cool places during these hot days. We also must remember to keep our pets hydrated and out of the heat."