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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Hempstead Town Officials Urge Residents to Utilize Township Resources In Midst of August Heat Wave

In the midst of the heat wave sweeping the township, Supervisor Don Clavin and the Hempstead Town Board have announced extended hours at township pools and beaches, as well as the opening of cooling centers around America’s largest township. Joining the Supervisor were Deputy Supervisor Dorothy Goosby, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, Councilman Dennis Dunne, Sr., Councilman Tom Muscarella, Councilman Chris Carini, Councilwoman Melissa Miller, Town Clerk Kate Murray, and Receiver of Taxes Jeanine Driscoll. 

Highly trained lifeguards will be on site at all Town of Hempstead beaches and pools during hours of operation. Residents enjoying the beach should be aware that Hempstead Town EMS are known for their rapid response times and can be contacted in case of emergencies, including heat-related issues during this weather.

Beach hours will be extended to 7 PM, while pools will be open until 8 PM. Cooling centers will begin operating out of select Town of Hempstead senior centers TODAY, August 4th and tomorrow, August 5th from 9 AM to 4 PM at the following locations:

COOLING CENTER LOCATIONS

    August 4, 2022

     Elmont Senior Center (138 Elmont Road, Elmont, NY 11003)

     Franklin Square Senior Center (1182 Martha Place, Franklin Square, NY 11010)

     Green Acres Senior Center (400 Flower Road, Valley Stream, NY 11581)

     Levittown Senior Center (555 N Newbridge Road, Levittown, NY 11756)

     Oceanside Senior Center (2900 Rockaway Avenue, Oceanside, NY 11572)

     Rosa Parks Senior Center (2 Babylon Turnpike, Roosevelt, NY 11575)

     Salisbury Senior Center (460 Salisbury Park Drive, Westbury, NY 11590)

     Uniondale Hempstead Senior Center (840 Uniondale Avenue, Uniondale, NY 11553)

     Uniondale Merrick Senior Center (750 Jerusalem Avenue, Uniondale, NY 11553)

     Wantagh Senior Center (1150 Seamans Neck Road, Wantagh, NY 11793)

 August 5, 2022

     Baldwin Senior Center (1810 N Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510)

     Bellmore Senior Center (2000 Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710)

     Elmont Senior Center (138 Elmont Road, Elmont, NY 11003)

     Levittown Senior Center (555 N Newbridge Road, Levittown, NY 11756) 

     Oceanside Senior Center (2900 Rockaway Avenue, Oceanside, NY 11572)

     Rosa Parks Senior Center (2 Babylon Turnpike, Roosevelt, NY 11575)

     Salisbury Senior Center (460 Salisbury Park Drive, Westbury, NY 11590)

     Uniondale Hempstead Senior Center (840 Uniondale Avenue, Uniondale, NY 11553)

     Uniondale Merrick Senior Center (750 Jerusalem Avenue, Uniondale, NY 11553)

     Wantagh Senior Center (1150 Seamans Neck Road, Wantagh, NY 11793)

“I encourage all residents to avail themselves of these Town of Hempstead resources to stay cool during this extreme heat,” said Clavin.  “The temperatures we are experiencing are potentially dangerous, so be sure to check in on at-risk friends and loved ones during this time.” 


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