OLEAN, NY – City pools will be open for extended hours on Saturday and Sunday to help Olean residents stay cool during the weekend.

In addition the John J. Ash Community Center will be available if residents need a facility with air conditioning.

“The weather forecast has the heat index reaching the 100 plus 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 hour each,” Mayor William J. Aiello said.

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Both pools will be open from noon until 6 p.m. They normally close at 5 p.m.

In addition a procedure is in place to open the John J. Ash Community Center at 112 N. Barry St. as a cooling station from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

“I also urge residents to be mindful of the heat, and if they need a place to cool down, to please stop by the cooling station.” Aiello said.

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