Boston has extended hours at its 16 city-run indoor pools to 9:30 p.m. so residents can cool off during Tuesday’s hot, humid weather that has prompted a heat advisory for the area.
The city announced the extended hours Tuesday afternoon as temperatures in Boston climbed above 90 degrees and were expected to reach a high of about 96, two degrees below the record set in 1999 and years previous.
The city’s two outdoor pools and beach will close at dusk for safety reasons, officials said.
“Keeping pools open later this evening will help our residents find a few more hours of relief on this dangerously hot day,” Mayor Thomas M. Menino said in a statement. “In these conditions, I also remind everyone to stay hydrated and please check in on your vulnerable neighbors.”
Water spray features and air conditioned community centers are also available to those looking to escape the heat, city officials said.
The following 16 Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) indoor pool locations will have hours extended to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday:
Blackstone CC 50 W. Brookline St., South End
Charlestown CC 255 Medford St, Charlestown
Condon CC 200 D St, South Boston
Hennigan CC 200 Heath Street, Jamaica Plain
Holland CC 85 Olney Street, Dorchester
Leahy-Holloran CC (Murphy) 1 Worrell Street, Dorchester
Madison Park CC 55 New Dudley St, Roxbury
Mildred Ave CC 5 Mildred Ave., Mattapan
Perkins CC (Lee) 155 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester
Quincy 885 Washington Street, Chinatown
Curtis Hall Pool 20 South Street, Jamaica Plain
Draper Pool 5279 Washington St, West Roxbury
Flaherty Pool 60 Florence St, Roslindale
Mason Pool 159 Norfolk Avenue, Roxbury
Paris St Pool 113 Paris St, East Boston
Marshall Pool 35 Westville Ave, Dorchester
The following two outdoor pools and beach close at dusk on Tuesday:
Clougherty Pool * 350 Bunker Hill St, Charlestown 02129
Mirabella Pool * 475R Commercial St, North End 02113
BCYF Curley Beach South Boston
Earlier this summer, the city announced that 10 city swimming pools and a beach would be open seven days a week this year, for the first time.
The pools to open seven days a week include: Blackstone in the South End, Clougherty in Charlestown, Curtis Hall in Jamaica Plain, Draper in West Roxbury, Flaherty in Roslindale, Holland in Dorchester, Mason in Roxbury, Mildred Avenue in Mattapan, Mirabella in the North End, and Paris Street in East Boston. Also open seven days a week will be Curley Beach in South Boston.
For questions about heat-related city services, contact the Mayor's 24-Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500 or visit www.cityofboston.gov/heat.