OLEAN, NY – To help city residents deal with this weekend’s anticipated heatwave, Olean pools will be open for extended hours Saturday and Sunday, and the John J. Ash Community Center will be available if residents need a facility with air conditioning.

“The weather forecast has temperatures reaching the 100 degree mark over the weekend, and I am pleased that the staff at both pools: the ‘big pool’ at the recreation center and the wading pool at Franchot Park, were able to adjust schedules to keep the pools open an additional two hours each,” said Mayor William J. Aiello. 

Both pools will be open from noon until 7 p.m In addition, a procedure is in place to open the John J. Ash Community Center as a cooling station if necessary. Aiello said the cooling station will be opened if residents call police dispatch at 716-376-5677.

“Olean is a very caring community, and I want to thank our police and fire departments, the youth and recreation staff, the senior center staff and Rev. Kim Rossi of the Greater Olean Association of Churches for helping put this plan in motion,” Aiello said.