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Anna Rosales-Crone

Beat the Summer Heat

Coping with heat and humidity is part of living in the Bluegrass, but we hope everyone will exercise heat safety as they explore The Parklands in the coming weeks. Use the following tips for a safe and enjoyable summertime visit.

  • Wear loose, light-colored clothing.
  • If possible, visit early and stay indoors during the hottest part of the day.
  • When outdoors, take frequent breaks and try to avoid strenuous activity.
  • Check for hot surfaces on playground equipment and benches before allowing young children to play or sit.
  • Use the buddy system. Work out and explore with a partner or a group of friends.
  • Drink plenty of water! Stay hydrated by filling your water bottle up at one of our trailheads.
  • Consider exploring one of our more shaded areas and trails for refuge from the sun.
  • Use the heat as an excuse to partake in a creekside excursion—paddlingfishing, or searching for fossils along Floyds Fork.
  • Of course, there are always our tried and true spraygrounds in Beckley Creek and Broad Run parks—both great places to be on a hot summer day.

Stay safe, and enjoy the sunshine!