With temperatures rising, city has options to cool off, mayor says

In a prepared statement, the Mayor advised the residents of Bristol that the extended forecast for the next several days may well move into the 90 degree range.


“There are options within the city for staying cool during these hot and humid summer days,” said Ward in a press release. “The city has three public pools available for residents to use at PagePark, RockwellPark and the DennisMaloneAquaticCenter. The AquaticCenter is open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, but the public will need to call for specificopen swim times. Rockwell and PagePark pool are open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., daily and the Splash Pads for children are located at Stocks, Rockwell, and PagePark, open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.,” said Ward.

If you need additional information regarding the BristolParks and the hours of operation, visit their website at www.bristolrec.com.

Ward added in the press release, “Bristol also has the paddle boats at Rockwell Lagoon for an enjoyable summer ride on the water. The many parks within the City offer shade and recreation for all who enjoy the summer outdoor activities. Residents with elderly relatives should check on them frequently to be sure they are drinking fluids and not over exerting themselves. Don’t forget to keep your pets hydrated and in a cool area.”

During regular business hours, both the Bristol Public Library and Manross Library are open for relief from the heat.