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Five Columbus Recreation Centers Open To Help People Cool Off

Columbus will open five community rec centers this weekend to help residents cool off from the excessive heat. 

Officials say the Barnett, Beatty, Marion Franklin, Westgate and Whetstone centers will be open to the public from 9am to 9pm Saturday and Sunday. The city's outdoor pools will also be open this weekend with a one-dollar-per-person charge. The city’s spraygrounds remain free and open during regular hours through the weekend.

A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.