During the hot summer stretch, Wellesley has taken measures to keep residents cool.
Morses Pond will be extending its hours Friday by an hour. The pond’s hours usually run until 7 p.m. But because of the heat and humidity, the beach will remain open until 8 p.m.
The admission fee will be waived after 6 p.m. for the day. Regular admission is costs $5 per person per day; members can purchase a season pass.
“We will see how the weather is,” said Matt Chin, Assistant Recreation Director, who oversees the pond. “If the weather continues then obviously we will try to add another day for Saturday.”
Residents can also go to the Warren Recreation and Health Building, which will be open until 8:00 p.m. Friday night.
Other cooling centers, according to the Wellesley Health Department, include the Council on Aging which is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Residents of all ages are welcome.
Also, the Wellesley Free Library and branch libraries are open for regular business hours.
The Health Department also suggested residents go to various cool places such as malls, movie theaters and pools.
Cheryl Lefman, Community Health Coordinator for the Wellesley Health Department said in a newsletter, “Remember to keep cool and use common sense. Drink plenty of fluid, replace salts and minerals, wear appropriate clothing and sunscreen, pace yourself, stay cool indoors, schedule outdoor activities carefully, use a buddy system, monitor those at risk, and adjust to the environment,” she said.
For more information on how to stay cool visit www.wellesleyma.gov/health
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