Over the weekend, my husband went to Target to buy the girls a wading pool and said the store was pretty much cleaned out.
Great minds, right?
He did manage to find a small inflatable model, though, and I have to tell you, I think it was one of the best purchases we have made in a while.
This heat is supposed to last a few days longer, so in case there isn't a pool in your backyard, I thought I'd compile some of the other places you and your kids can go to get wet. (Or, if you prefer to stay indoors, check out this list of air-conditioned activities in and around Stockton).
And again, stay healthy out there.
Michael Faklis Park
There isn't a ton of shade, but this north Stockton park does have a cool water feature. That's my preschooler playing at Faklis Park in the photo above.
Starting at 1 p.m., splash and stomp around under a dragon-shaped fountain. Admission is $4.
Weber Point Water Feature
A Stockton summer mainstay! There's no admission charge, and a run through the picturesque fountain will cool you off in no time.
YMCA of San Joaquin County operates public pools throughout the city. Recreational swim sessions are $2 a day. Here are the hours:
- Brooking Park Pool - Monday through Thursday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m; Friday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and from 5:30 to 7 p.m.; weekends from 12:30 to 4 p.m.
- Kennedy Park Pool - Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
- Oak Park Pool - Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.
- McKinley Park Pool - Tuesday through Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
- Weston Ranch High School Pool - Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.