Mayor Menino Issues Heat Advisory for Tuesday — High of 99 Predicted

Forecasters say the high could be 99 degrees on Tuesday. Here is a list of ways to stay cool and safe.

Boston could break record highs on Tuesday as the mercury is expected to hit 99 degrees

Mayor Thomas Menino has declared a heat advisory. He activated the city's alert system, which sent out texts, emails and phone calls with a warning to stay safe. The following tips are from the city's heat information page.


  • Drink lots of water and stay hydrated 
  • Check on elderly persons 
  • Rest often in shady areas 


  • Underestimate the seriousness of heat-related emergencies
  • Drink alcoholic or caffeinated beverages
  • Overexert yourself or work outside without taking breaks

Be sure to take breaks in the shade while outside, wear loose, light-colored clothing and sunscreen, and try to stay inside where it's air-conditioned. Remember that children, the elderly and homeless people are particularly susceptible. Heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be fatal if untreated and need to be taken seriously.

You can call 617-635-4500 to find the cooling center closest to you, or take a dip in the nearest state pool. And it's a good time to be a tourist in your town by going on a ride in the , splashing around in the , or taking a ferry out to the

Need more of a chill? The Jim Roche Community Ice Arena in West Roxbury ought to do it.

And when in doubt, hit up a spray park or pool.

You may know the nearest spray park to where you live. But if not, the city has a map.

Spray Parks

North End: Puopolo Park 517 Commercial St. Chrstopher Columbus Park 110 Atlantic Ave. Back Bay/Beacon Hill:
Boston Common Tot Lot 139 Tremont St. Charlestown: Doherty

446 Medford St.

Jamaica Plain: Gibbons Playground 23 Delle Ave. West Roxbury: Hynes Playground 502 Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway


Pools are also a great place to cool off. Here's a list if you don't know the address (and the document is attached as a PDF.)

North End:
Mirabella Pool

South End:
O'Day Playground
Carter Playground
Ramsey/Rice Field

Back Bay/Beacon Hill:
Boston Common Tot Lot

Jamaica Plain:
(includes indoor pool)
(includes indoor pool)
Gibbons Playground
Sheehy (Mission Hill Playground)
Johnson Playground Spray Deck (state-owned)
Stony Brook Spray Deck (state-owned)

Charlestown Community Center (includes indoor pool)
Golden Age Center

West Roxbury:
Ohrenberger Community Center
Roche Family Community Center
Draper Pool
Hynes Playground


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