Keeping cool in the heat
By: Sabrina Ahmed
While we have this scorching heat, there are places around town where you can still find relief.
One of the most popular places to stay cool is at Trago Park. The spray ground shoots cold water everywhere, just press the button and the fun begins.
While there is space to get out of the sun and into the shade, sometimes that just isn't enough, so Parks and Rec is offering indoor cooling stations. A “F” Street and Belmont Community Centers, the evenings are open to cool off and just hang out.
“Kind of a South Lincoln location, a North Lincoln location and both of those on heavy artillery streets,” said Lynn Johnson, Parks and Rec Director.
They say each station offers cold water to hydrate, game tables, computers, and TV areas. It's just a time to get into the AC during the hottest hours.
The stations opened last week and the city says they hope this can become the norm. “If the heat index is above 100 degrees that people can just expect that the facilities are open,” said Johnson.
On those overly hot days, the stations will be open to families until 9 p.m. but parents do have to be with their kids.
open 11 am to 7 pm