Five Ways to Stay Cool Today in Mentor
With temperatures threatening to sneak into the 90s, Mentor Patch offers some ways to beat the heat
The temperature is supposed to reach into the low 90s today; and, while a little sun is a good idea, too much is excruciating.
With that in mind, we've come up with five ways for you to chill out.
1. Hit the pool.
The city's three pools (at Civic Center Park, Eleanor Garfield Park and Morton Community Park) and two splash parks are open and passes can be purchased from the Mentor Parks and Recreation Department at City Hall.
For $54, a Mentor adult can swim at all three parks for the entire summer. Passes for Mentor kids or seniors cost $44. Nonresidents pay twice as much for seasonal passes.
Fair warning, there's also a 30 percent chance of heavy rain today, and if it starts storming, you'll have to get out of the pool.
2. Put it on ice.
Mentor Civic Ice Arena may not have open skate today, but it's open 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday and 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Fridays this summer.
Skating only costs $5.50 for adults and $4.50 for kids. (If you need to rent skates, that will cost another $2.50.)
3. Cool out at a movie.
4. Stay cool at Mentor Public Library.
The library even has a special author visit from Barbara Hacha 7 p.m. tonight.
Hacha will talk about her novel, Line by Line, which touches on topics like the Great Depression, the Bonus March and hobo culture.
You need to register to hear her speak but, right now, spots are still available.
5. We still scream for ice cream.