Sunshine to the Max in Roseville CA
Haven’t we enjoyed several lovely and cool few days here in Roseville as Summer approaches. But come next week, WATCH OUT! It will be time to BEAT THE HEAT as summer starts!
Come the first day of summer, we’re back in high temperatures – and by Tuesday there will be triple digits. That’s definitely hot weather any time in Roseville and especially for the first days of Summer! Then again, it could be worse. A couple of days ago, my weather app was guestimating it would be 106!!!! Either way, I guess we will probably ALL be singing about the Sunny Side of the Street then!
This seems like a good time to share some good resources and important reminders for all ages dealing with summer heat in and around Roseville. Resources like:
Family fun ways to beat the heat for young and old in our Roseville Sacramento area
- Public swimming pools in Roseville – check out the latest recreational guide or call the Parks Dept for more info – 916-722-PLAY or [email protected]
- Low-Cost Options including swimming program – “The City of Roseville is committed to offering affordable programs for all city residents.” For details, contact the Parks Dept. – 916-772–PLAY or [email protected]ca.us
- Spray ground in Downtown Roseville
- Sunsplash Golfland – Sunsplash and Golfland Mean Fun Times in Roseville – They are open now, but the Nite Slides begin next week, 6/20/16, just in time!
- Wake Island
- Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
- Granite Bay and Beals Point
- SacramentoRiver.org has a guide to swimming and recreation access points – here’s their Swimming page with links to other fun delights.
- Best Public Beaches And Reservoirs To Spend A Summer Day Near Sacramento
- My post, Summer Joys in Roseville and Sacramento Area, has a few more resources – about midway through the article.
- Style Magazine – Roseville, Granite Bay, Rocklin, has a terrific article in their June 2016 issue as well as online, 99+ Fun Things to Do This Summer which includes cool and wet places to head and some yummy ice cream ideas.
Heading North or South
- Get Out of Town Swimming Holes from SacMag
- Beat the heat in South Lake Tahoe, CA Beaches, Campground, Trails, and more!
- 8 Norcal Swimming Holes
Beach Joys Help You Beat the Heat
I’m from Southern California where we spent oodles of time at the beaches, frolicking in the waves, sun bathing (and sometimes burning) on the warm beach, and more. Here in Northern California, the beaches are a wee bit cooler but my kids, grandkids, and their friends have assured me there are plenty of fun options here as well. (I freeze much easier than I used to so I have just taken their word for it. 😉 ) Then again, with San Francisco’s weather temperatures primarily showing highs in the 60s next week, you’ll beat the heat nicely just by enjoying a fun visit to the bay area.
With oodles of grandkids, one of my fave Northern California resources is RedTri. Here are some of their recommendations for what to do when hot weather comes:
- Best swim beaches for kids and grandkids
- Marine Life Fun
- Swimming beaches for kids and grandkids and tons of other cool things to do with them in the San Francisco area
- Beat the heat in Little Little Italy: A Guide to North Beach with Kids and Grandkids
And that’s not all – here are other great ways to beat the heat that I discovered!
- The Best NorCal Beaches for Tide Pooling, Surfing, Hiking, and More
- Best Places to Go Swimming in the San Francisco Bay Area – including beaches AND swim parks and more
- 12 Great Beaches for Kids and Grandkids – Northern AND southern California – with good descriptions and lovely photos
- Your Guide To The Bay Area’s Best Beaches – includes Muir Beach which is a fave of some of my grandkids, a beach full of pebbles to have fun walking on (I’d do it carefully with the grandkids, but wouldn’t take my senior mom), and even a beach with a Taco Bell offering tasty treats with a phenomenal view. 😉
- Beautiful beaches within 3 hours of San Francisco – gorgeous photos!
Safely beat the heat!
- If you head to the beach or the river on days when high temperatures are getting to you, be sure to stay safe. Use lifejackets (which are required for kids under the age of 13, regularly apply sunscreen, follow all the listed (and other) rules. And keep your eyes on kids and grandkids no matter their age. 🙂
- Did you know you can borrow life jackets from a variety of sources? Me, either! —->>>> Life Jacket Loan Program
- California Family Fitness water safety tips
- SMUD water safety tips
Heat Safety Tips
- If you don’t have a good air conditioner or cooler, and the heat is getting too much, call your local library to see if they are staying open extended hours due to the hot weather. You could also head for the movies, a local store, grocery store, etc. if the high temperatures get to be too much for you.
- Be sure to drink plenty of water – and if you’re outside and active, drink extra water.
Heat Safety Tips for very young and very old
- Monitor elderly relatives and friends as well as very young kids to ensure they are staying cool and drinking extra.
- Elderly, Children Most Vulnerable in Summer Heat
- Keep Baby Safe in the Heat: 4 Essential Tips
- Protecting Young Children from Extreme Heat
- California Department of Public Health heat-safety-tips for elderly seniors
- CDC tips for elderly seniors
- Tips from the humane society to keep our 4 legged friends safer in heat
Pet Friendly Safety Tips
- Red Cross heat safety tips for dogs and cats
- 6 Ways To Protect Your Dog From Summer Heat And Heat Stroke
- And something I just learned – apparently there is a rumor floating around that ice is bad for dogs. I’ve never heard it myself but in case you have, it has been thoroughly discredited. Here’s some info – Will Ice Cubes and Ice Water Kill Your Dog This Summer?
- Style Magazine of Roseville, Granite Bay and Rocklin also has a good article for our beloved pets – Beat the Heat – 5 Tips to Protect Pets. That one you have to read in the magazine itself (available free in various locations around the area) or online in their digital edition. 🙂
Now it’s your turn.
Do you have any suggestions for things to do or places to go in or around Roseville or the surrounding area to “beat the heat?” Or hot weather safety tips? We’d love to hear. Just leave a comment below or pop over to my Facebook page and let us know. 🙂
And have a GREAT week however high the temperatures get to!
P.S. Of course, another fun way to stay cool in hot weather is a dip in your very own swimming pool! 🙂