Heat Advisory for Allentown: Resources and Safety Tips

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Due to forecasted temperatures in the mid to high 90s and a heat advisory in effect next week, the City of Allentown shares the following resources available to residents:


Tuesday 6/18 to Friday 6/21: City pools will be open from 12-7pm to residents and season pass holders only as capacity allows, at no cost. ID required. Once we’ve reached capacity for the day(s), we will not allow any additional entry into the pools that day. 

Cedar Beach Pool 101 N Ott St

Irving Pool 731 N Irving St

Mack Pool 1901 Mack Blvd

Public Air-Conditioned Buildings

Tuesday 6/18 to Friday 6/21 (unless otherwise indicated): Anyone, especially older adults, in need of air conditioning can visit these locations during the specified times. 

Allentown Public Library 1210 Hamilton St 8am-8pm

Cumberland Gardens Community Room 501 E Cumberland St 3:30-7pm (subject to change)

Lehigh Valley Active Life 1633 Elm St 8:30am-4:30pm (please enter through the doors facing the parking lot)

PPL Center Lobby 701 Hamilton St (enter through the Main WFMZ Gate sliding doors) 10am-5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Spray Parks

City spray parks are open 11am-8pm daily. There is no cost to use the spray parks. 

Bucky Boyle Park 10 Pump Pl

Old Fairgrounds 5th St between Gordon & Liberty St

Valania Park 531 Union St

*A reminder that City ordinance prohibits people from swimming or bathing in creeks or waterways within City parks, which presents both maintenance and safety concerns.

Water Curtains

Tuesday 6/18 to Friday 6/21: Cooling stations operated by the Allentown Fire Department will be available from 11:30-3:30pm.

Roosevelt Park 271 Camp St

Jordan Park 1001 N 6th St

Fountain Park 961-967 Martin Luther King Jr Dr

Extreme heat can be dangerous for everyone, especially young children and older adults. Heat-related illnesses can cause significant injury and possibly death. Stay hydrated, stay indoors with air-conditioning if possible, and check on relatives and neighbors to ensure they are staying cool. Also, take extra care of pets during this heatwave. If someone is overcome by heat, move them to a cool, shaded spot. For heat strokes, heat-related, and other emergencies, please call 9-1-1.

Thank you to all involved in planning and offering these resources, including the City of Allentown’s Parks & Recreation, Fire, Police, EMS, & Health Departments, Allentown Public Library, Lehigh Valley Active Life, Allentown Housing Authority, and the PPL Center.

Information provided to TVL by:
Genesis Ortega
Communications Manager
Office of the Mayor