Cool off in Lawrence — here’s where you can go for heat relief and hydration

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The City of Lawrence is opening hydration stations and cooling sites to ensure residents have relief from extreme heat, according to a news release Friday.


The Lawrence Community Building, Holcom Park Recreation Center and East Lawrence Rec Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Sports Pavilion Lawrence will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; and 1-9 p.m. Sundays.

The Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center “will be available as a cooling site but hours will vary, so please check with them directly: 785-832-7946,” according to the release.

If the National Weather Service issues a heat advisory, the Union Pacific Depot at 402 W. Second St. will be open from noon to 2 p.m., according to the release.

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