Operation Safe Place underway in Albany

Ten cooling stations made available to public with record temperatures forecast
People Helping Mature Woman On City Street. Suffering From Heat Stroke
People helping mature woman on city street. Suffering from heat stroke

ALBANY, GA – On Wednesday, June 22, the City of Albany, with the assistance of Dougherty County, will launch Operation Safe Place to give people a place to cool off during the day.

For transportation to one of the cooling stations, call (229) 435-9971 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. After 5 p.m., you can call (229) 854-0742. Transportation is being provided by Greater 2nd Mt. Olive Church.

Security at City locations is being provided by Community Policing and the Albany Police Department. If you need police or medical assistance at any of the locations, you can call the non-emergency line at (229) 431-2132 or for emergencies, call 911.

Below is a list of City locations that will be available to anyone needing a break from the heat and the days and time they will be open.

• The Albany Civic Center
o Address: 100 W. Oglethorpe Boulevard o Days Open: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 o Hours of Operation;           9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friendship Baptist Church
o Address: 400 Pine Avenue
o Days Open: Thursday, June 23, 2022 o Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Bethel AME
    o Address: 217 South Washington
    o Days Open: Friday, June 24, 2022
    o Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Driskell Park
    o Address: 1023 S. McKinley Street
    o Days Open: Wednesday – Friday, June 22 – 24, 2022 o Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • The Dougherty County Public Library Central Branch in Downtown o Address: 300 Pine Avenue
    o Days Open: Wednesday – Friday, June 22 – 24, 2022
    o Hours of Operation: Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

    Thursday & Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • The Northwest Library Branch

    o Address: 2507 Dawson Road

    o Days Open: Wednesday – Friday, June 22 – 24, 2022

    o Hours of Operation: Wednesday & Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • The Southside Library Branch
    o Address: 2114 Habersham Road
    o Days Open: Wednesday & Thursday, June 22 – 23, 2022

    o Hours of Operation: Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Tallulah Massey Library Branch
    o Address: 2004 Stratford Drive
    o Days Open: Wednesday – Friday, June 22 – 24, 2022 o Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Westtown Library Branch

    o Address: 2124 W. Waddell Avenue

    o Days Open: Wednesday & Thursday, June 22 – 23, 2022

    o Hours of Operation: Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Microbusiness Enterprise Center
    o Address: 230 South Jackson Street, in the first-floor conference room o Days Open: Friday, June 24, 2022
    o Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

    For anyone who would like to volunteer to assist at any of these locations, please contact Velvet Poole, the ARPD Community Event Superintendent, at (229) 854-0742.