Hydrants, Pools And Recreation Centers To Help Beat The Heat


UPDATED: Thursday July 18, 2013 5:31 PM

The city of Columbus is helping residents beat the heat.

Four hydrants will be turned on between 1 and 4 p.m. Thursday as part of Operation Cool Down.

You can find the hydrants at:

- The Beatty Recreation Center on North Ohio Avenue.

- Driving Park on East Columbus Street.

- Linden Park on Briarwood Avenue.

- Westgate Park on Wicklow Road.

Seven public pools are open from 1:30 until 6:30 p.m.

The following pools have free admission with a department-issued Leisure Card:

- Dodge, 545 Sullivant Ave.

- Glenwood, 1925 W. Broad St.

- Lincoln, 1700 Ann St.

- Marion Franklin, 2699 Lockbourne Rd.

- Maryland, 1380 Atcheson St.

- Tuttle, 240 W. Oakland Ave.

- Windsor, 1300 Windsor Ave.

Residents can also visit the Columbus Recreation and Parks’ air-conditioned recreation centers.

The centers are open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The recreation centers are located:

- Beatty, 247 N. Ohio Ave.

- Carriage Place, 4900 Sawmill

- Dodge, 667 Sullivant Ave.

- Douglas, 1250 Windsor Ave.

- Gillie, 4625 Morse Centre

- Lazelle Woods, 8140 Sancus

- Linden, 1254 Briarwood Ave. (two rooms have air conditioning)

- Marion Franklin, 2801 Lockbourne

- Martin Janis, 600 E. 11th Ave.

- Sullivant Garden, 755 Renick St.

- Whetstone, 3923 N. High St.

- Woodward, 5147 Karl Rd.

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