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Portland Parks & Recreation is YOUR Destination for Hot Weather!

 

Pools, Splash Pads, Hot Weather Tips from PP&R

(Portland, OR) –

“Summer is a wonderful time to experience what Portland Parks & Recreation has to offer,” says Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. “From our community centers, camps, classes, and the Summer Free for All series of movies and concerts in our parks, there is plenty to choose from! In all activities, stay safe, follow these PP&R guidelines for staying healthy and having fun, and take advantage of the healthy options and resources that Portland Parks and Recreation has to offer.”

How to Make 2013 the SAFEST SUMMER YET!!

From Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)

-Stay hydrated! WATER works best, and you should drinkn at least 8 glasses a day (8 oz. each, drink more if you are working, playing or exercising.)

-Sleep well! Rest is important to the daily recovery of muscles and your body and brain function.

-Choose food wisely! A sugar rush is usually followed by sugar burnout, about 30 minutes later. Instead, choose whole food proteins, healthy fats and natural sources of carbohydrates. If it wasn’t around a thousand years ago or is made by man (and not nature), chances are you don’t need it. For more smart food choices, please see http://zenhabits.net/beat-the-sugar-habit-3-steps-to-cut-sweets-mostly-out-of-your-life/

-Don’t burn! Remember to pack and USE sunscreen.

-Cooling centers: people in need of heat relief are encouraged to visit 211info.org or to call 211 for the locations of cooling centers in your area. Other places to get out of the heat include Portland Parks & Recreation Communty Centers, libraries, shopping malls, and nonprofit organizations.

-Our H20 is NOT too low: The Portland Water Bureau assures us that our City’s current water use is normal for this time of year. The Bull Run reservoirs have plenty of water to meet the higher summer demand that comes with hot weather. Anyone with questions can call the Portland Water Bureau Customer Service Center at 503-823-7770.

KEEP COOL IN A PP&R POOL!

PP&R pools offer open play swims, water exercise classes, junior lifeguard training, junior swim training, summer swim teams, and

Pool lists and info: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/38284

SPLASH PADS ARE OPEN

Portland Parks & Recreation's splash pads around the city are open to help you stay cool! Splash away through the end of September, hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m
"Not only do they make the hot days more tolerable," writes the Oregonian, "but they pull people into the park. It's like a modern - and more colorful - version of the time-honored tradition of running through the sprinkler. Urban renewal in the form of water."
Splash pads at the following parks are currently open:
Columbia Park - North Lombard & Woolsey

Essex Park - SE 79th & Center

Earl Boyles Park - SE 112th & Boise

Elizabeth Caruthers Park - 3508 SW Moody

Farragut Park - North Kerby & Farragut

Grant Park - NE 33rd & US Grant Place

Kenton Park - 8417 North Brandon

McCoy Park- North Trenton & Newman

Northgate Park - North Geneva & Fessenden

Peninsula Park - 700 North Rosa Parks Way

Pier Park - North Lombard & Bruce

Raymond Park- SE 118th & Raymond

Stark Street Island - SE 106th & Stark

Woodlawn Park - NE 13th & Dekum