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City of Iowa City opens facilities to help residents stay cool

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Due to the possibility of heat indices reaching over 100 degrees Monday and Tuesday, the City of Iowa City is making some facilities available as cooling centers.

- The Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert Street, and Scanlon Gymnasium/Mercer Park Aquatic Center, 2701 Bradford Drive, offer air conditioning as well as a variety of indoor recreational opportunities. Weekday hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, and 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Scanlon/Mercer. The gym and racquetball court at Robert A. Lee will be closed until the morning of Sept. 3 for resurfacing, but there are plenty of other activities available.

- The City's pools and splash pads also provide opportunities to cool down. Open swim hours during the week are as follows:

Robert A. Lee Pool: Open all week from 1 to 4:30 p.m., with an additional swim time of 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday.

City Park Pool: Open all week from 1 to 5 p.m., with Twilight Swim (reduced fee of $2) from 5 to 8 p.m.

Mercer Park Pool: Currently closed for routine maintenance and cleaning, but the rest of Scanlon Gymnasium/Mercer Park Aquatic Center is still open and air conditioned.

- Splash pads: The splash pads in Wetherby Park, 2400 Taylor Drive, and Fairmeadows Park, 2500 Miami Drive, offer a cool respite. They're open daily until 8 p.m. for no fee.

- The Public Library, 123 S. Linn Street, is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

- The Senior Center, 28 S. Linn Street, is open to the general public between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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