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Cooling centers to open in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE – The city will open cooling centers Thursday, which are scheduled to stay open at least through Friday.

The centers are designed to bring relief to those without air conditioning or who otherwise are suffering in the heat, Mayor Tom Henry said in a statement.

The statement said the centers will be in the following places:

  • Community Center, 233 W. Main St. – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Jerry Fox Lifetime Sports Academy at the McMillen Park Golf Clubhouse – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
  • Public Safety Academy, 7602 Patriot Crossing – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.
  • The Cooper Center, 2300 Clinton Street, and the Jennings Center, 1330 McCulloch St., will also be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
The city’s free splash pads are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Buckner, McCormick, Memorial, Shoaff, Kreager and Waynedale parks.

Temperature of 100 degrees and above are forecast for Thursday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory for Fort Wayne and the entire region.

The advisory remains in effect from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.