High heat warnings prompt Chicopee to open spray parks

Jun 18 2018

CHICOPEEĀ – The Parks and Recreation Department is activating spray parks Monday due to the high heat warnings.

The National Weather Service is predicting a high of 96 degrees Monday with the possibility of thunderstorms in the afternoon and at night. Temperatures are to drop to a high of 84 on Tuesday.

The spray features at Rivers Park, on Meadow Street, and Fairview Park, on Montcalm Street, were activated in the morning. The features in the other parks will be activated by 3 p.m., officials said.

There is no charge to use the features, which can be turned on by hitting a large button. The spray features are located in the following parks: Lincoln Grove on Broadway, Garrity Grove on Peter Street, Sarah Jane Sherman on Chicopee Street, Szot on Front Street, Wisniowski on School Street, Fairview on Broad Street and Williams on Burnett Road.

Chicopee Police public information Officer Michael Wilk also posted warnings about the weather telling those who have to work outside to be careful to stay hydrated, asked residents to check on neighbors who may need extra attention and advised pet owners not to leave dogs outside for long periods of time or in a parked car.


In response to the high heat Springfield Parks and Recreation activated spray features on Sunday, two weeks earlier than the usual opening.

Those features are located in the following parks: Van Horn, Calhoun, Marshal Roy, Hubbard, Nathan Bill, Balliett, Emily Bill, Kennifick and Mary Troy.



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