Citizens Center, Plug Pond Open to Keep Locals Cool During Haverhill Heat Wave

Water cannons will be deployed across the city to keep residents cool as temperatures reach the upper 90s Tuesday in Haverhill. (File photograph)

Stay cool, Haverhill! As temperatures across the Merrimack Valley are expected to reach the upper 90s Tuesday, city officials are reminding residents of available options to beat the heat.

The Welcome Street Citizens Center is open for extended hours as needed, and may also be accessed upon request for residents who call the Haverhill Police Department’s non-emergency number at 978-373-1212.

Haverhill’s public swimming location at Plug Pond is available to the public daily from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Mayor James J. Fiorentini has authorized the deployment of mobile water spray cannons at Riverside Park and Swasey Field.

Blaisdell Street’s Swasey Field, open daily from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. plays host to the Haverhill Police Department’s National Night Out event Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. Free food, music, inflatable amusements and a dunk tank are available to all residents as part of the community policing effort.