Office of Mayor William Peduto
City To Open Regional Warming Centers, Residents Urged To Stay Inside If Possible

PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 11, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh will open several regional warming centers this weekend to help residents through dangerously low temperatures and wind chills.

On Friday only, all 24 Citiparks Community Centers -- including 10 Recreation and 13 Healthy Active Living (Senior) Centers -- will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and will serve as warming centers for the public.

The Recreation Centers are:

  • Ammon, 2217 Bedford Avenue, Hill District
  • Magee, 745 Greenfield Avenue, Greenfield
  • Paulson, 1201 Paulson Street, Lincoln-Lemington
  • West Penn, 450 30th Street, Polish Hill
  • Jefferson, 605 Rednap Street, Central Northside
  • Arlington, 2201 Salisbury Street, Arlington
  • Brookline, 1400 Oakridge Street, Brookline
  • Ormsby, 79 S. 22nd Street, South Side
  • Phillips Park, 201 Parkfield Street, Carrick
  • Warrington, 329 E. Warrington Avenue, Beltzhoover

The Healthy Active Living Centers are:

  • Glen Hazel, 945 Roselle Court
  • Greenfield, 745 Greenfield Ave.
  • Hazelwood, 5344 Second Ave.
  • Homewood, 5344 Second Ave.
  • Lawrenceville, 4600 Butler St.
  • Morningside, 6944 Presidents Way
  • Brighton Heights, 3515 McClure Ave.
  • North Side, Allegheny Square
  • Northview Heights, 533 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
  • Mt. Washington, 122 Virginia Ave.
  • Sheraden, 720 Sherwood Ave.
  • South Side Market House, 12th St. & 1 Bedford Square
  • West End, 80 Wabash St.

On Saturday Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14, the following regional Citiparks Community Centers will be open in the same capacity:

  • Homewood Community Center, 7321 Frankstown Ave. 15208
  • Brighton Heights Community Center, 3515 McClure Ave. 15212
  • Sheraden Community Center, 720 Sherwood Ave. 15204
  • South Side Market House, 12th St. & 1 Bedford Square 15203

Hours for both Saturday and Sunday will be 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

All Pittsburgh police and other emergency personnel will be asked to check on homeless individuals, advise them of the extreme cold, and if necessary transport them to shelters or warming centers. Animal Control will also enforce city law prohibiting pets from being left outside during the extreme weather.

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