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Spray Parks and Pools Staying Open Late Again Due to the Brutal Heat

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

From DPR:

“Today the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced, due to the District’s heat wave, DPR will extend the operating hours at select spray parks weekdays beginning Monday, July 18 until Friday, July 29, 2016. Select spray parks will operate from 10 am until 9 pm instead of 7 pm on weekdays.

A heat emergency is in effect for Washington, DC. Residents are urged to take precautions against the heat. Whilespray parks will be open for extended hours, DPR strongly encourages residents to seek relief in cool, indoor locations as there is an added risk from remaining outside in the heat. To find information on cooling centers, pools, spray parks and more information about heat emergencies please visit Heat Emergency Information


Ward 1:
14th & Park Road Plaza – 14th St. & Park Rd., NW

Ward 2:
Stead Recreation Center – 1625 P St., NW

Ward 3:
Chevy Chase Recreation Center – 5500 41st St., NW
Palisades Community Center – 5200 Sherrier Pl., NW

Ward 4:
Petworth Recreation Center – 801 Taylor St., NW
Takoma Community Center – 300 Van Buren St., NW

Ward 5:
Joseph H. Cole Recreation Center – 1299 Neal St., NE
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center – 1100 Michigan Ave., NE

Ward 6:
Kennedy Recreation Center – 1401 7th St., NW
King Greenleaf Recreation Center – 201 N St., SW

Ward 7:
Hillcrest Recreation Center – 3100 Denver St., SE
Marvin Gaye Recreation Center – 6201 Banks Pl., NE

Ward 8:
Fort Greble Recreation Center – Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. & Elmira St., SW”

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