Summer took the long way to get to Kentucky this year, but now it’s making up for lost time. Temperatures will be in the 90s all week and are expected to peak on Wednesday. Even with a heat index of 100 degrees, the heat wave hasn’t slowed down our loyal park-goers.
Coping with heat and humidity during the months of July and August is all 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.
Find more tips to avoid heat-related illnesses at www.redcross.org, and stay hydrated by filling your water bottle up at one of the following water fountain locations:
Beckley Creek Park
Pope Lick Park
There are also plenty of shaded areas, natural and man-made, where you can find refuge from the sun. Perhaps you can turn that afternoon run into an early morning run. Better yet, use the heat as an excuse to partake in a creekside excursion—paddling, fishing, or hunting for fossils. Of course, there is always our tried and true Marshall Playground and Sprayground—the perfect place to be on a hot summer day.
Stay safe, and enjoy the sunshine, Louisville!
Anna Rosales-Crone was hired as Communications Coordinator in May of 2015 to help build park awareness through public relations and marketing. She will also support managing The Parklands brand, website and social media. She comes to us from the American Red Cross where she served as an AmeriCorps volunteer for a year, promoting disaster preparedness. Following her year of service, she was hired as the chapter’s Communications Associate, growing the Louisville Area Chapter’s digital and social media presence while supporting public relations and marketing efforts. She provided public affairs support and guidance during major disaster operations. Anna is a graduate of the University of Evansville where she met her husband and the second love of her life—traveling. She also enjoys reading, baking, dancing, going to concerts and hanging out with her two cats. Contact me about: media relations, speaker requests, photo requests, website and social media.
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