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Fort Wayne offers free heat relief

Statement as issued Friday:

Fort Wayne, Ind. – City cooling centers remain open today, in the wake of record-breaking temperatures this week. On Thursday, more than 50 people sought relief from the heat at five cooling centers set up around Fort Wayne.

Designed to bring relief to those without air conditioning and anyone who may be suffering under extreme heat conditions, the cooling centers are at the Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; the Public Safety Academy, 7602 Patriot Crossing; the Jerry Fox Lifetime Sports Academy, at the McMillen Park Golf Clubhouse; the Cooper Center, 2300 Clinton and Lafayette, and Jennings Center, 1330 McCulloch St.

Today, the Community Center and the Public Safety Academy will both be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Lifetime Sports Academy, Jennings Center and Cooper Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In addition, Mayor Tom Henry is waiving the admission fee at the City’s three pools today for the second day in a row. Nearly 1,400 people took advantage of the free pool day at Northside, McMillen and Memorial pools on Thursday – more than tripling the attendance on Wednesday.

Free admission continues today, until the pools reach capacity. Pool hours are:

Northside Pool 12:30 – 5 p.m.; 7 – 9 p.m.

McMillen Pool 1:30 – 7 p.m.

Memorial Pool 12:30 – 5 p.m.

Also, 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.

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