(DETROIT, MI) – The City Of Detroit will be opening recreation centers this weekend to give at-risk residents relief from the forecasted extreme heat. Six recreation centers will open Saturday and Sunday to provide air-conditioned comfort and protection from the heat.
Cooling centers will be open from noon to 8pm during the weekend and will be available during normal weekday hours today.
According to the US National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to be over 90F this weekend in the Detroit area. The Detroit Parks and Recreation Department will open its recreation centers throughout the weekend to provide air-conditioned comfort and protection from the heat during the excessive heat.
All city recreation centers will be open during normal hours today, when temperatures are also expected to reach 90 degrees.
“During moments of extreme heat, we can prevent heat-related illnesses by staying cool, hydrated, and checking on our family, neighbors, and friends, especially our senior citizens and those who live alone or without air conditioning,” said Dr Joneigh Khaldun, the director and health officer at the Detroit Health Department. “We are also opening cooling centers for those who need support finding relief from the heat.”