For Immediate Release
Aug. 11, 2021
Contact: Debbie Laurie, Interim City Manager & Finance Director
Parks & Rec to Set Up Cooling Station on Bangor Waterfront Thursday, Aug. 12, and Friday, Aug. 13
BANGOR, Maine – In anticipation of the upcoming expected high temperatures and humidity, the City of Bangor’s Parks & Recreation department will set up a temporary cooling area on the Bangor Waterfront.
The Bangor Waterfront cooling area will be available to the public on Thursday, Aug. 12, and Friday, Aug. 13, from noon-5 p.m. It will be stationed in a grass area near the flagpole at the corner of the Waterfront bulkhead. Sprinklers will be running during the afternoon.
The City's public swimming pools are also open as follows:
PANCOE: Thursday and Friday 1-4:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.
DAKIN: CLOSED Thursday, but there will be a cooling station outside of the pool Thursday from noon-3 p.m. Dakin Pool will be OPEN Friday 1-4:30 p.m.
Pool information can be found at bangorparksandrec.com.
The Bangor Housing Authority splash pad on the Davis Road also is available.
For more heat safety tips and resources, visit the National Weather Service's website at weather.gov/heatsafety.
The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community of 33,039 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For more information on City projects and news, see bangormaine.gov.