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Ways To Stay Cool In Charlotte This Summer 2017!

Summer hasn’t officially started but the Queen City is already hot!! Starting Memorial Day we begin what is known as the 100 hottest days of summer, and of course we all want a way to get out of the blazing sun.

Here are a few safety tips and cool ways to keep from burning up this summer around the QC!


Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center

Birthday parties, swimming lessons, summer camps, and special events this is a great place for the family to cool off.

Location: 800 East Martin Luther King Junior Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28202

Phone: (980) 314-3843

Daily rates and memberships available.


Ray’s Splash Planet

A waterpark with free swim lessons, fitness area, basketball gym, dance and aerobic room. This is a place where parents can have a little time for themselves and the kids are in a great place.

Location: 215 N. Sycamore St Charlotte, NC 28202

Phone: (980) 314-4729

Daily rates and memberships available.


Marion Diehl Recreation Center

You can have fun in the sun on a trail, or you can stay inside in one of the mulit purpose rooms, full size gym, and of course you can swim! They also have athletic and aquatic programs available.

Location: 2219 Tyvola Road Charlotte, NC 28210 (South Park District)

Phone: (980) 314-1300

Daily rate apply.


Neighborhood Outdoor Pools

Enjoy the sun and the water at the same time with two locations for fun. Just a dollar per person to enter during the summer. They offer swim lessons for kids 3-12 and reservation is required for lessons.

Location: Cordelia Pool  

2100 N. Davidson St. Charlotte, NC 28205

  Phone:    (704) 336-2096

Location: Double Oaks Pool

2014 Statesville Avenue Charlotte, NC 28206

This location is tentatively opening in mid-June.



With five locations Sparygrounds are now offered around Charlotte to keep the Queen City cool. With no fees to enter you can sit, jump around, and run to get wet no pool required! Visit links below for more information.

Locations: Cordelia ParkWest Charlotte Recreation Center, Latta Park, Veterans Park Nevin Park


Carolina Harbor

Stay cool at Carowinds waterpark where rides, slides, and cabanas are all available to keep the family fun going. Carolina Harbor hours are 11am to 5pm

Location: 14523 Carowinds Blvd Charlotte, NC 28273


Whitewater Center

From mountain biking, zip lining, yoga, and whitewater rafting the whitewater center offers many ways to relax have some family fun and keep the heat at bay.

Location: 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway Charlotte, NC 28214

Phone: (704) 391- 3900


Remember a day at the mall, movies or hanging out at the lake are always great ways to keep from heating up!


  • Wear sun block no matter where you are traveling to protect yourself and the kids from UV rays. Check the SPF depending on how much time you plan to spend in the sun that day.
  • Stay hydrated we all love soda and sports drinks when it’s hot, don’t forget the body needs WATER, WATER, WATER!
  • If you have an elderly family member or friend check in on them, this time of year can be most dangerous due to many not having a way to escape the heat.
  • You can make your own ice pack with 2 cups of water,1 cup of rubbing alcohol, and a couple of freezer bags. Make them ahead of time, freeze them, and if you’re planning a day outside keep them in the cooler and have a way to cool down always available.