5 Ways to Beat the Heat in Des Moines

July 06, 16

Beat-the-Heat-DM.jpgWith the mercury consistently rising into the 80s or higher this time of year, residents of Des Moines are in need of places to beat the heat in and outside of the Springs Apartments community. Here’s our list of our five favorite ways to help you keep cool this summer:

1. Lounge by the Pool

When you're living at Springs at Jordan Creek or Springs at Waukee, you benefit from having access to a resort-style swimming pool where you can always relax and cool off.

2. Catch a Show at the Des Moines Civic Center     
221 Walnut St

Be entertained in air conditioned comfort by catching a show at the Des Moines Civic Center. You can see some really spectacular shows put on by world-class entertainers, whether it be comedy, musical, or theatrical performances. Upcoming shows to mark your calendar for include An American in Paris from July 18-23, Diana Ross on July 24, and Jerry Seinfeld on September 9.

3. Cool Off at a Des Moines Splash Pad

If you want to stay cool this summer, you can check out one of the five splash pads located throughout Des Moines. The splash pads are open daily through September 11, and all are staffed to help ensure safe family fun. One of the newest and most anticipated splash pads to open in Des Moines is located in Greenwood/Ashworth Park (4500 Grand Avenue), which opened mid-June.

4. Catch Some Rays at Gray's Lake Beach    
2101 Fleur Dr

Even if you don't have a trip to the shore planned for this summer, you can still enjoy a day at the beach without leaving Des Moines. Gray's Lake Beach offers the perfect solution for keeping cool while escaping the hustle and bustle of city life. You can also hit the water by sailboat or canoe, as watercraft rentals are available throughout the summer for a small fee.

5. Explore Jester Park Natural Playscape   
11407 NW Jester Park Dr

Looking for a way to help your entire family beat the heat while also burning off some energy? You need to explore the Jester Park Natural Playscape, which is unlike any playground you've experienced. Instead of swings and monkey bars, this park has rocks to climb, grass to hide in, and a fountain and a pond to splash in. This park is a great way to connect with nature while also keeping cool.

How do you plan to beat the heat in Des Moines this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

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