The City Parks and Recreation Department will extend evening hours to 9 p.m. at the Belmont Community Center, 1234 Judson, any day the heat index is expected to be above 100 degrees at 6 p.m.
The “F” Street Community Center, 1225 “F” Street, also is open until 9 p.m. on weekdays. The local chapter of the Red Cross is helping to provide volunteers to staff the two centers.
Weekend hours at Belmont and “F” Street also may be extended if needed. If the heat index is above 100 degrees at 1 p.m., Belmont, which is normally closed on summer weekends, will be open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. “F” Street is normally open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The center will remain open until 9 p.m. both nights if conditions warrant.
Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult in order to use the centers from 6 to 9 p.m.
Those without air conditioning also can cool off during regular hours at libraries, senior centers and other recreation centers. Hours for City facilities can be found at lincoln.ne.gov.
City facilities will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day.
Information on local weather, the heat index and safety precautions is available at the NWS Web site www.weather.gov. More health information can be found at the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov.