Vancouver offers ways to stay cool

first_imgWith temperatures rising well into the 90s over the next few days, the City of Vancouver encourages residents to seek relief from the heat. Vancouver is a cool place, with a variety of activities and places offering shelter the swelter. Don’t have air conditioning? Here are some options where you can splash, craft, read, or simply chill.Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation’s Firstenburg and Marshall community centers have comfortable, Wi-Fi enabled lobby areas where residents are welcome to relax, meet their neighbors and cool off. They also provide perfect places to play, exercise, swim or take a class.This Sunday, July 11, is Sunday Funday at Marshall, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., when games, crafts and other activities are free. Bring the suits and towels and swim free between 1:30 and 3 p.m. It’s a great way to cool off with your family!Next door to Marshall Center, the Luepke Senior Center offers opportunities for seniors to beat the heat. Firstenburg’s Trapedero II is also a welcoming place for seniors to gather and stay cool and comfortable. Firstenburg also features a free game room for all ages.Find open swim times and all other Parks and Recreation activity schedules at’s Water Resources Education Center offers cool and free hands-on exhibits, toddler-size learning at Puddles Place, nature-inspired art and a panoramic view of the Columbia River. Admission to the Water Center is free!last_img read more