Daily temperature highs are getting into the 90s in Utah County, but that shouldn't be an excuse to stay cooped up inside all day this summer!
With the kids out of school, here are five things your family can do to stay cool this summer season.
— Daily Herald
Go for a swim
Luckily, swimming pools are easy to come by around the county. You can head to your local rec center, or head to Seven Peaks or the SCERA Park Pool to take a swim.
SCERA Park Pool
Location: 701 S. State St., Orem
Provo Recreation Outdoor Waterslides and Activity Pool
Location: 320 W. 500 North, Provo
Lindon Aquatic Center
Location: 60 W. 60 North, Lindon
Lehi Outdoor Pool
Location: 451 E. 200 South, Lehi
American Fork Fitness Center
Location: 454 N. Center St.
Pleasant Grove Veterans Memorial Pool
Location: 582 E. 300 South, Pleasant Grove
Payson Community Pool
Location: 655 S. Main St., Payson
Spanish Fork Water Park
Location: 199 N. 300 West, Spanish Fork
Location: 1330 E. 300 North, Provo
Head to the splash pad
Splash pads are a great way to help your little ones stay cool, especially if they don't know how to swim yet. But the splash pad doesn't have to be limited to toddlers. Older kids love them too, and your inner child might just want to take a run through the water as well.
Play with backyard water toys
Backyard water toys are a great way to stay cool without dealing with the crowds or admission fees. Pull out the kiddie pool, sprinkler toys or water balloons to cool down after some yard work. Just make sure to be water-wise and check for any water restrictions in your city before you go nuts, or make sure the kids are standing in the garden when you douse them with cold water.
Go for a hike
Going for a hike may seem like a bad thing to do when it is hot outside, but Utah Valley has a number of hikes that can be well-shaded or have water at the end. Take a short walk to Bridal Veil Falls, hike up to Battle Creek Falls or to the Payson Grotto Trail for just a few of the cooler hikes.
Visit nature's water parks
Utah Lake is perfect for any number of water-related activities. Take a jet ski, go for a boat ride or just go fishing at Utah Lake. You can also take a tube down Provo River or visit the other natural water attractions in the county.