Heat Advisory for Allentown: Resources and Safety Tips

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Due to a heat advisory in effect for the area, the City of Allentown shares the following resources available to residents on Monday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 9. We will continue monitoring the weather for the rest of the week.


Monday 7/8 and Tuesday 7/9: City pools will be open from 12-7pm to residents and season pass holders only as capacity allows, at no cost. Address verification required. 

Cedar Beach Pool 101 N Ott St

Irving Pool 731 N Irving St

Mack Pool 1901 Mack Blvd

Public Air-Conditioned Buildings

Monday 7/8 and Tuesday 7/9: 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)

Executive Education Charter School 555 Union Blvd (please use the Union Blvd entrance) 8am-1pm

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

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

Monday 7/8 and Tuesday 7/9: Cooling stations operated by the Allentown Fire Department will be available from 11-3pm.

Roosevelt Park 271 Camp St

Jordan Park 1001 N 6th St

Union Terrace Soccer Fields across from UT Elementary

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, Executive Education, and the PPL Center.


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