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July 18, 2011
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Lynn Johnson, Parks and Recreation, 402-441-7847
Pat Leach, Lincoln City Libraries, 402-441-8500
Valerie Crook or Deb Peck, Aging Services, 402-441-7070

Public Invited to Cool Off at City Facilities

Mayor Chris Beutler today encouraged City residents seeking relief from the heat to visit one of the air-conditioned City facilities open to the public free of charge. He also urged residents to personally offer assistance to anyone who may be struggling with the heat.

"When we experience extreme weather like this, Lincolnites have always looked out for their friends and neighbors to make sure they are safe," Mayor Beutler said. "We know that the heat can be especially dangerous for children, older adults and those with chronic illnesses. Again, we are asking residents to offer their help to individuals and to support those agencies who are providing shelter from the heat."

The "F" Street Recreation Center, 1225 "F" Street, is open daily at no cost from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The Trago Park Sprayground at 22nd and "U" streets provides water recreation at no cost from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. An activation button turns on the water spray and play features.

Lincoln City Libraries are open and available during the following days and times:

Aging Partners' Senior Centers are open during the following dates and times:

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health officials issued a hot weather alert on Friday cautioning citizens to take steps to prepare for and deal with the extreme temperatures.

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