Clavin & Council Members Open Cooling Centers, Extend Pool & Beach Hours During Heat Wave

Wed, August 11th 2021 (10:10 AM)

Forecasters are predicting a heat wave that is expected to result in temperatures into the 90s, along with uncomfortable humidity levels through the remainder of the week. To help residents seeking relief from the heat, Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin and the Town Board today announced the extension of hours for pools and beaches and the opening of cooling centers at several town senior centers. 

Through Saturday, August 14th, hours at Town of Hempstead pools will be extended by one hour, to 8 p.m. In addition, on those same days, beach hours will be extended by an hour, until 7 p.m.  In addition, the Town of Hempstead will have several cooling centers open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11th, Thursday, August 12th and Friday, August 13th.

Supervisor Clavin made the announcement on Wednesday, along with Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Councilman Bruce Blakeman, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, Councilman Dennis Dunne, Sr., Councilman Tom Muscarella, Councilman Chris Carini, Town Clerk Kate Murray and Receiver of Taxes Jeanine Driscoll.  

“We’re in the heart of a busy summer season and we want to ensure that residents remember to stay safe as they embark on jobs and everyday activities during the heat wave,” Clavin said. “Heat advisories must be taken seriously, and I urge residents to take advantage of our pools and beaches to cool down during this sweltering heat.”

The following cooling centers will be open (from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.):

Wednesday, August 11th

Thursday, August 12th

Friday, August 13th

Hours at town pools will be extended through 8 p.m., while beaches will be extended through 7 p.m. Town officials will be monitoring the weather conditions throughout the week, visit for updates or follow the Town of Hempstead on Facebook (@hempsteadtown) or Twitter (@hempsteadtown).


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