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Jackson Parks and Recreation Division prepares for excessive temperatures


JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) — Temperatures approaching 100 degrees are causing outdoor activities to be canceled as cold centers open.

The City of Jackson Parks and Recreation Department canceled outdoor programs Tuesday, June 21 to protect the community as temperatures soar into the high 90s. These events included the Walk, Roll & Stroll Jackson program, adult tennis lessons, and the adult soccer program. The City of Jackson stated that these events are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 22nd.

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Jackson Parks and Recreation said the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center opened as a refrigeration center Monday and will remain open through Friday, June 24. Due to construction, the Boos Recreation Center will not be open as a cooling center starting Tuesday.

Nixon Water Park is closed for the time being, but staff are working to reopen the park so residents can stay cool.

They also said that the community pool will remain closed for the time being.

“The city faced challenges getting the water park back to work after being closed for nearly three years,” the Jackson Parks and Recreation Department said. “But staff expect to make an announcement about the pool opening in the coming days.”


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