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Lexington to open cooling centers during mid-90s temps

Three locations to help residents beat the heat

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 19, 2017) – With temperatures expected to be in the mid-90s, and the heat index well over 100 degrees this week, Lexington officials plan to open multiple cooling centers.

The Dunbar Community Center, 545 North Upper St., will be open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, July 20-21, and 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, July 22. Rooms at Picadome, 469 Parkway Drive, and Tates Creek, 1400 Gainesway Drive, will be open from 7 a.m. to dark, Thursday, July 20, through Saturday, July 22.

Residents are invited to come to any of the three locations to cool off, said Monica Conrad, Director of Lexington Parks & Recreation.

LexTran is offering free rides to Lexington residents who need a ride to any of the three cooling centers. Citizens should tell the bus driver they are traveling to a cooling center.

During the high temperatures, admission to all Parks & Recreation pools will be half price Thursday – Saturday.

For more information concerning high temperatures, please visit www.lexingtonky.gov/heat.