Relief from the heat at Wilmington pools and spray parks

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Pools and spray parks in Wilmington will operate under extended hours this week as a heatwave plagues Delaware.

Temperatures could approach 100 degrees Monday, and remain in the low to mid-90s for the next several days—and high humidity will make it feel even hotter, according to the National Weather Service.

On Monday, Mayor Dennis Williams, D-Wilmington, and Parks and Recreation Director James Lane announced Wilmington will extend the operating hours of all city pools and spray parks through Thursday evening.

The following pools will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through Thursday of this week:

Foster Brown Pool at 7th and Lombard Streets
Prices Run Pool at 26th Street and Speakman Place
William “Hicks” Anderson Center at 5th and Madison Streets
P.S. duPont Middle School Pool at 701 W. 34th Street

The following spray parks will remain open from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. through Thursday of this week:

Father Tucker Field at 9th and Lincoln Streets
Woodlawn Park at 4th and Ferris Streets
Helen Chambers Park at 6th and Madison Streets
Brown Park at 8th Avenue and Duncan Street
Judy Johnson Park at 3rd and Clayton Streets
Eastlake Playground at 30th and Madison Streets

For more information about the City pools and spray parks, visit


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