Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It's HOT outside!

‘Beat the Heat’ Ideas:
Brandi Fenton Memorial Park/Splash Pad **FREE**

*please leave a comment if there are specific activities you have done and really reccommend. Or maybe other suggestions that aren't listed. I can't speak for everyone, but I appreciate ideas or suggestions before I spend the money or take the time to do something!


*Swimming- YMCA pool on Shannon Rd. $3/adults, $0.75/kids; Oro Valley Municipal Pool (at Kriegh Park- next to CDO High School) at 23 Calle Concordia $2/adults, $0.50/kids; ARC-Edith Ball Pool at Reid Park (next to the zoo entrance) $1.50/adults, $0.25/kids.
*Tohono Chul Park
*Pima Air and Space Museum and *”Bone Yard”
*Breakers Water Park
*Letterboxing- visit to find local clues
*Scavenger Hunt Guides- activities to keep your children engaged while visiting local attractions. Visit for more info.
*Reid Park- Zoo: feed the giraffes, get some $1 menu lunch, cool off in the ‘Kenya Wet’ area; swim at the ARC pool (next to the zoo entrance), play at the park, waterfall and playgrounds, ride the train, feed the ducks or walk through the rose gardens.
*Funtasticks – East of the Tucson Mall, open most days 10am-midnight, costs vary
*International Wildlife Museum
*Tucson Botanical Gardens
*Libraries- all have some summer activities- see website ( or pick-up a flyer at your local library. Events are free but most require reservations.
*Classes or summer camps available at: My Gym, Gymboree, Little Gym, KidzArt, L’il Chefs Academy, YMCA/Triangle Y, Int’l Wildlife Museum, *Desert Museum, Tucson Children’s Museum, Christian Youth Theater
Mom’s Morning at Breakers

*Brandi Fenton splash pad

*Desert Museum Old Tucson

*Pump It Up
*Bike rides hikes play at a park storytimes at the libraries or bookstores summer movies


*Bowling at Bedroxx (open most days at 1pm, maybe earlier for the summer) Indoor food and play: Peter Piper Pizza, Monkey Business, Chuck E Cheese, Chik-fil-A, McDonalds, Burger King Play areas at Foothills and Tucson Malls Swimming at local parks and recreation pools or YMCA


*Traildust Town La Placita movies (see ‘Ongoing’) La Encantada Courtyard concert series and events Other ideas in ‘Ongoing’ section


*Sabino Canyon- tram and trails Mt Lemmon- cooler weather, hiking, lakes, ski lift at Winterhaven, camping Ghost towns (google it and hit the road!)

*Ostrich Farm at Picacho Peak (Jun- Oct, Fri-Mon 9-5, $5 ages 6-adult) *Shamrock Farms- tour real dairy farm by tram, see website
and special thanks to Melanie for putting this list of ideas together! Thanks!

1 comment:

scott davidson said...

As an older art collector since my wife passed away, I must admit to being very partial to collecting nudes in art, as original paintings or as good prints, that I have displayed all over the house. (I like to see the surprised faces of my new visitors).
This one,, by Emile Munier, is hanging in one corner of my bedroom and was printed by, where I am a very good customer.