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*** HEAT Advisory message ***

Beat the Heat

Pet preparedness

(NEW HAVEN)--Due to elevated temperatures including an excessive humidity forecast throughout the city and region for the coming days, the City of New Haven will be activating “cooling centers” for the public to provide relief from the heat. High temperatures and humidity will continue through the weekend especially, and into next week. “Cooling centers” will remain open until further notice. Please check your local news for additional updates. Seniors are reminded that senior centers require 24 hour notice for senior meals.

The following locations will serve as “cooling centers” for seniors in New Haven:

These Cooling Center Locations will be open until 4:00 PM:

  • Atwater Senior Center at 26 Atwater Street, New Haven
  • Dixwell / Newhallville Senior Center at 255 Goffe Street, New Haven (People with wheelchairs will need assistance to help travel up ramp)
  • East Shore Senior Center at 411 Townsend Avenue, New Haven

The following locations will serve as a “cooling center” for the general public:

  • New Haven Free Public Library Main Building is located at 133 Elm Street; Open Mon-Thurs 10-8, Fri & Sat 10-5
  • Fair Haven Branch Library is located at 182 Grand Avenue; Open Mon & Tues 10-6, Wed & Thurs 12-6, Sat 10-5
  • Mitchell Branch Library is located at 37 Harrison Street; Open Mon 12-8, Tues 12-6, Wed & Thurs 10-6, Sat 10-5
  • Stetson Branch Library is located at 200 Dixwell Avenue in the Dixwell Plaza; Open Mon & Tues 10-6, Wed 12-8, Thurs 12-6, Sat 10-5
  • Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch Library is located at 303 Washington Avenue; Open Mon 12-6, Tues 12-8, Wed & Thurs 10-6, Sat 10-5

The following are City Parks with Splash pads which can be used for cooling off daily from 900 AM – 800 PM.  Check each location as some are being repaired.

  • South Genesee Park, located on South Genesee Street
  • Cedar Hill Playground, located at View Street and Rock Streets
  • Edgewood Park located, located on the corner of Chapel Street & Ella T. Grasso Blvd
  • Kensington Street Park, located between Edgewood Ave & Chapel Street (Closed for repairs)
  • Jocelyn Square Park, located on the corner of Humphrey & East Streets
  • Ann Street Park, located between Kossuth & West Streets
  • Trowbridge Square Park, located at Cedar & Portsea Streets
  • Galvin Park, located at Greenwich Avenue & First Street
  • Lighthouse Point Park, located at 2 Lighthouse Road
  • Scantlebury Park, located at Ashmum Street & Bristol Street
  • Edgewood Park, located at Ella T. Grasso Blvd & Stanley Street
  • Dover Beach, located on Front Street


The following homeless shelters are open during the day:

  • Liberty Safe Haven Drop-In Center- 210 State St
  • The 180 Center Drop-In Center – 793 Grand Avenue
  • Taking Initiative Center Drop-In Center 514 Whalley Avenue
  • Fellowship Place Drop-In Center – 441 Elm Street
  • Youth Continuum Drop-In Center (youth) – 924 Grand Avenue

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