Summer is finally here and after spending months trying to figure out how to stay warm we midwesterners are now tasked with trying to figure out how to cool off. Well, Oak Park’s Park District has several great ways to help beat this summers heat.
You can head on over to Rehm or Ridgeland pools, cool down at one of Oak Park’s splash pads or go indoors to take a few laps around Oak Park’s ice rink when you feel the heat start to get to you.
All options are affordable ways to keep cool and have some fun during those dog days of summer. Admission to either of Oak Park’s pools is only $10 a day, and if you know you will use the pools more regularly, a pool pass would be a wise investment. The cost for a pass for an Oak Park resident is only sixty-two dollars for the summer season and includes admission to either pool.
Even more of an economical way to cool down would be to visit one of Oak Park’s four splash pads… four free splash pads, that is! You can find these free water retreats at Anderson, Field, Fox & Longfellow Centers. They are open daily from 10am – 8pm until September 30th, as a great way to get some free hot weather relief!
And finally, if you start to miss winter just head on over to Oak Park’s new skating facility, lace up a pair of skates and surround yourself in ice. Public skate summer hours are plentiful: Tuesday/Thursday: 8:00-9:30 pm, Friday: 4:00-6:00 pm, Saturday: 5:15-7:30 pm and Sunday: 1:30-3:45 pm and yearly passes are available for the rink as well (yes, they are also only $62).
So take advantage of Oak Park’s great park district with it’s many stay cool options for those hot summer nights (and days!)