Albuquerque Launches “Operation Cooldown” Amid Summer Heatwave

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – As extreme summer heat grips New Mexico, Albuquerque leaders have introduced “Operation Cooldown” to help residents beat the scorching temperatures.

When temperatures soar to 100 degrees or higher, the city’s Parks and Recreation department will activate sprinklers at four designated city parks, providing a refreshing respite for residents.

The parks included in this initiative will rotate daily to ensure broader access.

Today, the sprinklers will be on at Quigley Park, Briar Ridge Park, Mesa Verde Park, and Alamosa Park from 1-2 p.m.

This initiative offers a fun and cooling escape for people of all ages during the peak heat of the day. As per to the source koat

By turning on the sprinklers, the city aims to offer an enjoyable and safe way for the community to stay cool.

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This creative solution is a welcome relief for Albuquerque residents, especially those without easy access to pools or other cooling options.

“Operation Cooldown” underscores the city’s commitment to public well-being, ensuring everyone has a way to enjoy the summer safely. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this refreshing program as the heatwave continues.

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