Cedar Rapids allowing select fire hydrants to open on hot days


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa- The Cedar Rapids Fire Department will open fire hydrants at select locations this summer, to provide some relief on hot days.

It's in conjunction with the city's Rollin’ Recmobile program, which has stops planned at Cherry Hill, Delaney and Bever Parks.

The Fire Department will turn the water on for one to two hours at each stop when the temperature is 80 degrees or higher and there is no severe weather in the area.

Parks and Recreation Department staff will ensure that social distancing guidelines are followed.

The schedule is as follows:

Cherry Hill Park - west side of the swimming pool, June 30th, 6-8 p.m. & Tuesdays thru August 11th, 5-6 p.m.

Delaney Park - near the water tower, Wednesday, July 1st from 6-8 p.m., and from 5-6 p.m. thru August 12th, 5-6 p.m.

Bever Park - at the pool drive, Friday's July 3 thru August 14th, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.