Cooling centers open in Akron as residents deal with sizzling temperatures

AKRON, Ohio - As sizzling temperatures cast a blanket of heat across Northeast Ohio, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan announced the city will open cooling centers to help residents deal with the heat.

“During this heat wave, families in need are invited to stop by and enjoy the air conditioning at these community centers, along with their many other amenities available to residents of all ages,” Mayor Horrigan said.

There are four cooling centers that will be open for the next two days, Tuesday, Sept. 4 and Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Lawton Street Community Center —1225 Lawton Street, Akron, Ohio  (330)-375-2825

Mason Park Community Center— 700 E. Exchange Street, Akron, Ohio  (330)-375-2821

Patterson Park Community Center— 800 Patterson Avenue, Akron, Ohio (330)-375-2819

Summit Lake Community Center— 380 W. Croiser Street, Akron, Ohio (330) -375-2826

All centers will be open for extended hours from 8:30 a.m to 9:00 p.m. 

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