With temperatures reaching extreme levels this weekend, the Evanston Fire Department will open fire hydrants at multiple Evanston park locations on Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, as a way for residents to beat the heat and stay cool.

Fire hydrants will have spray nozzles attached for children and families to use. Firefighters will remain onsite, unless emergency calls occur. 

Friday Schedule: 

  • Ackerman Park (Central St. and McDaniel Ave.) – Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Kamen Park West (South Blvd. east of Asbury Ave.) – Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Twiggs Park (South of Canal between Simpson St. and Payne St.) – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Elks Park (Mulford St. and Callan Ave.) – 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Leahy Park (Lincoln St. and Ridge Ave.) – 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Baker Park (Keeney St. and Forest Ave.) – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Philbrick Park (Gaffield Pl. and Sherman Ave.) – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Harbert Park (Crain St. and McDaniel Ave.) – 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday Schedule: 

  • Dawes Park (Church St. and the lakefront) – 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Mason Park (Davis St. and Dewey Ave.) – 11 a.m. to noon
  • Ackerman Park (Central St. and McDaniel Ave.) – noon to 1 p.m. 
  • Kamen Park West (South Blvd. east of Asbury Ave.) – noon to 1 p.m. 
  • Twiggs Park (South of Canal Between Simpson St. and Payne St.) – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Elks Park (Mulford St. and Callan Ave.) – 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Leahy Park (Lincoln St. and Ridge Ave.) – 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Baker Park (Keeney St. and Forest Ave.) – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Harbert Park (Crain St. and McDaniel Ave.) – 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Larimer Park (Crain St. and Ridge Ave.) – 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, please call or text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 311 in Evanston.