Sprayground

19 Jul 19
NBC4 WCMH-TV
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Columbus Metropolitan Libraries are welcoming people seeking relief from the heat around central Ohio. Whetstone Library and several other libraries in Columbus closed at 6 Friday, but the main library down on Grant Avenue will stay open until 9 p.m. This will allow people who need to escape the heat to stay inside in an air-conditioned building where it’s much cooler. Friday was a day the sun and extreme heat had streets steaming, making the temperature feel more like 100 degrees instead of the forecasted 90 degrees. “It was better at the beginning, but then it really quickly heated up and it was like we could feel heat coming off the court,” said Jenna Mar of Columbus. While some try to enjoy the heat, others sought the comfort of the air conditioning at Columbus Metropolitan Libraries. Some people took full advantage of it. “Just mainly getting the kids out of the house because they wanted to go outside, but it is a little hot already,” said Columbus resident Terri Smith. “So, we came to the library to give them a little something to do.” “We were going to go to the playground but it’s too hot,” said Sara Morgan, of Columbus. Morgan said she needed something for her daughter to do, but going outside was out of the question. “Kids still want to play in the heat though,” she said. “I don’t know, I think they’re immune to the heat or something.” While at the library, Morgan didn’t have to worry about heat-related emergencies, and it allowed her daughter to have fun… but what about tomorrow? “Tomorrow if we do anything, it will be in the morning before it gets scorching,” she said. “So, probably the library again, yeah.” In addition, the Columbus municipal pools will be free this weekend to help alleviate the heat. The city’s outdoor pools and spraygrounds are open regular hours. Also, over the weekend, the city’s park and recreation department will have five recreation centers open to give people another place to go and escape the heat. Bearnette, Beatty, Marion Franklin, Westgate and Whetstone community centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. In addition, the YMCA of Central Ohio said all 13 of its locations will act as cooling stations this weekend. They will be open between noon and 6 p.m. for a place to cool down and grab some water. They will be open for anyone, not just members.
19 Jul 19
NBC4 WCMH-TV
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Mayor Andrew Ginther says the entry fee will be waived at Columbus city pools this weekend. The pools normally charge a $1 per person entry fee, which will be waived July 20 and 21. “We want to do all we can to help residents stay cool during this extreme hot weather,” said Mayor Ginther. “City pools are a good way to beat the heat.” READ: Libraries, other city buildings open as cooling centers this weekend. The city’s outdoor pools and spraygrounds are open regular hours through the weekend.  Five community centers will also be open to the public from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, 2019: Barnett Community Center, 1184 Barnett Rd. Columbus, OH 43227Beatty Community Center, 247 N. Ohio Ave. Columbus, OH 43203Marion Franklin Community Center, 2801 Lockbourne Rd. Columbus, OH 43207Westgate Community Center, 455 S. Westgate Ave. Columbus, OH 43204 Whetstone Community Center, 3923 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43214 All remaining community centers, which operate Monday through Friday, will remain closed over the weekend, but are scheduled to reopen with regular hours on Monday, July 22, 2019.
19 Jul 19
North KIDolina

Know what a “sprayground” is? Until recently, we didn’t! A sprayground is a playground with a water element. Spraygrounds give your kids all the fun of a sprinkler in front of the house, without letting them turn your yard into a mudpit. Last weekend, we took the kids to explore Durham’s spraygrounds. The kids had […]

18 Jul 19
NBC4 WCMH-TV
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Five community centers throughout Columbus will be opened this weekend to help people stay cool during the excessive heat.   According to Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, the following five community centers will be opened between 9am and 9pm on Saturday and Sunday:  ·         Barnett Community Center, 1184 Barnett Rd. Columbus, OH 43227  ·         Beatty Community Center, 247 N. Ohio Ave. Columbus, OH 43203  ·         Marion Franklin Community Center, 2801 Lockbourne Rd. Columbus, OH 43207  ·         Westgate Community Center, 455 S. Westgate Ave. Columbus, OH 43204  ·         Whetstone Community Center, 3923 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43214  The city’s outdoor pools are open regular hours for $1 per person entrance fee. The city’s spraygrounds remain free and open to the public regular hours through the weekend. 
17 Jul 19
Cassius | born unapologetic | News, Style, Culture

Global brand Sprayground, who is has become known worldwide for its unique backpack and bag designs, aims to help DJs out with its latest collaboration. The company announced a collab with DJ Afrojack to make a “sleek, useful bag for DJs.” The all-white version of its popular model is made out of “vegan leather” and […]

17 Jul 19
Magic 95.5 FM

Summer is officially upon us! Starting Thursday (July 18th), Columbus is expecting to be in a 4 day stretch of hot weather in the upper 90’s. With the heat index, it’s going to feel like its the 100’s. If you are looking for ways to keep yourself and the family cool, check out the list […]

15 Jul 19
Wild Meyers

More playground reviews… #wildmeyers says #goplaytoday …. comment your photo playing on a playground with your kids for a chance to win!!!

10 Jul 19
Juniata News

   Some of these days are so oppressive in the heat that you may not even want to go outside. You don’t need to keep the kids inside the air conditioning to stay cool though — just head out to a nearby recreation center for some splashing fun!     On Friday, July 5th, fresh off […]

10 Jul 19
Daily Republic

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for fashion,” isn’t quite what astronaut Neil Armstrong said after his 1969 walk on the moon. But the Space Age, starting with the Soviet Union’s 1957 launch of Sputnik 1 and including the Apollo 11 mission, has had a huge influence on what people have worn […]

08 Jul 19
ideamensch

Failure should not be taken as a sign to give up, but should be taken as an inspiration to come back stronger than before. This applies to anything.   Kid Boom, aka, JoJo, is a 9th grader and professional music producer with credits that include MTV, Nickelodeon, and having NBA superstar, Russell Westbrook, and megastar […]