Jul 26, 2014

Ways to Beat the Coming Heat

The city of Boston issued a heat advisory and safety tips in preparation for rising temps this week. Here's how to stay cool in your neighborhood.

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With temperatures expected to skyrocket this week— we're talking 94 on Wednesday and Thursday—the city of Boston issued a heat advisory, reminding residents to drink plenty water, take breaks in the shade while outside, wear loose, light colored clothing and sunscreen, and try to stay inside where its air conditioned.

It's the perfet time to go catch a movie.

“Summer is arriving at full steam, and as we prepare for the first potential heat wave of the season there are a few important things to keep in mind,” Mayor Thomas Menino said. “In these conditions we must remember to stay cool and hydrated and keep an eye on our vulnerable neighbors.”

Children, the elderly and homeless people are particlarly susceptible. Heat related illness such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be fatal if untreated and need to be taken seriously.

“Summer is a time of year we all look forward to in Boston, and we can make sure everyone has fun and stays healthy by following a few easy tips,”  said Dr. Huy Nguyen, Medical Director for the Boston Public Health Commission.

You can call 617-635-4500 to find the cooling center closest to you, or take a dip in the nearest state pool or the . And it's a good time to be a tourist in your town by going on a ride in the , splashing around in the , or taking a ferry out to the

Need more of a chill? The Jim Roche Community Ice Arena in West Roxbury ought to do it.

And when in doubt, hit up a spray park.

Boston Spray Parks:
Open from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Jamaica Plain:Gibbons Playground,  23 Delle AvenueBack Bay/Beacon Hill:
Boston Common Tot Lot 139, Tremont StreetCharlestown:Doherty,

446 Medford St.

West Roxbury:Hynes Playground, 502 Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway

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