City of Edmonton Extreme weather response activated

If you are concerned about someone outside in the extreme heat, Call 211 and press 3 for the 24/7 Crisis Diversion team

 

 

The City of Edmonton has activated its extreme weather response to keep vulnerable people safe during the hot weather expected in the coming days.

 

The extreme weather response will include the following measures:

Peace Officers will carry water bottles for distribution to vulnerable people that they meet.

Anyone needing a break from the heat may go to an open City facility. Access cannot be guaranteed due to capacity limits, but the following spaces have planned to offer access and bottled water:

  • Kinsmen Sports Centre
  • Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
  • Clareview Community Recreation Centre
  • Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre
  • The Meadows Community Recreation Centre
  • The Orange Hub
  • Mill Woods Recreation Centre
  • Londonderry Fitness and Leisure Centre

 

Some facilities do not have enough indoor space to accommodate people inside, but have still planned to provide bottled water. These include:

  • Fred Broadstock pool
  • Queen Elizabeth outdoor pool
  • Oliver outdoor pool
  • Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre
  • Muttart Conservatory
  • Edmonton Valley Zoo
  • Jasper Place Leisure Centre 
  • Hardisty Fitness and Leisure Centre
  • O’Leary Fitness and Leisure Centre

 

Activation of River Valley park fountains has been started. In addition, Edmontonians needing water can also go to one of the water bottle filling stations that attach to fire hydrants. Water bottle filling stations give 24/7 access to fresh water.

 

The water bottle filling stations are at:

  • Giovanni Caboto Park at 109 avenue and 94 street,
  • Michael Phair Park at 104 street, north of Jasper Avenue,
  • Parkdale Square Shopping Complex at 118 avenue east of 82 street,
  • Butler Memorial Park at 100A avenue and 158 street, and
  • Strathcona Farmers' Market at 83 avenue, east of 104 street.

 

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