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Posted on: July 25, 2023

Beat the Heat! Town Extends Beach + Pool Hours, Cooling Centers

Supervisro Clavin, Town Clerk Murray, Councilman Dunne and Town Lifeguards Announce Extended Hours

East Meadow, NY – With scorching temperatures forecast for later this week, Supervisor Don Clavin and the Hempstead Town Board are helping residents beat the heat by opening cooling centers and extending hours at town beaches and pools. Today, at Veterans Memorial Pool in East Meadow, Supervisor Clavin detailed the extended hours and invited all residents who find themselves without sufficient air conditioning to visit one of the town’s senior centers, which are doubling as cooling facilities beginning Wednesday. 

“Extreme heat can lead to a number of health risks, especially heat exhaustion, which can be life-threatening,” said Supervisor Clavin. “We want all residents to be safe during this week’s heat wave. Accordingly, we are announcing the opening of air-conditioned cooling centers throughout our town, as well as extended hours at Town of Hempstead pools and beaches.”

Town pools and beaches are fully staffed by highly trained lifeguards. What’s more, Hempstead Town Shark Patrol will continue to monitor local waterways to ensure safe, shark-free waters for beachgoers. Lifeguards will also be taking additional precautions throughout the week to protect residents from potential rip currents.

Starting Wednesday, July 26th, beach hours will be extended to 7 PM, while pools will be open until 8 PM through Saturday, July 29th. Cooling centers will begin operating out of Town of Hempstead senior centers from 9 AM to 4 PM on the following schedule:

Wednesday, July 26th

  • Baldwin Senior Center (1810 N. Grand Avenue, Baldwin)
  • Franklin Square Senior Center (1182 Martha Plaza, Franklin Square)
  • Green Acres Senior Center (400 Flower Road, Valley Stream)
  • Salisbury-East Meadow Senior Center (460 Salisbury Park Drive, Westbury)
  • Uniondale-Merrick Senior Center (750 Jerusalem Avenue, Uniondale)

Thursday, July 27th

  • Elmont Senior Center (138 Elmont Road, Elmont)
  • Oceanside Senior Center (2900 Rockaway Avenue, Oceanside)
  • Salisbury-East Meadow Senior Center (460 Salisbury Park Drive, Westbury)
  • Uniondale-Merrick Senior Center (750 Jerusalem Avenue, Uniondale)
  • Wantagh Senior Center (1150 Seamans Neck Road, Wantagh)

Friday, July 28th 

  • Baldwin Senior Center (1810 N. Grand Avenue, Baldwin)
  • Bellmore Senior Center (2000 Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore)
  • Green Acres Senior Center (400 Flower Road, Valley Stream)
  • Levittown Senior Center (555 N. Newbridge Road, Levittown)
  • Wantagh Senior Center (1150 Seamans Neck Road, Wantagh)

Saturday, July 29th 

  • Baldwin Senior Center (1810 N. Grand Avenue, Baldwin)
  • Uniondale-Merrick Senior Center (750 Jerusalem Avenue, Uniondale)

“The summer is a wonderful time here in America’s largest township – by taking some simple precautions, we can ensure that all residents stay safe while enjoying our beautiful pools, beaches and everything that our town has to offer,” concluded Supervisor Clavin.  

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