The last couple days, My mailbox has been in overdrive with alerts first of a heat and fire advisories, watches and now warnings. I wanted to take a moment to break this down and share what this really means to you.
- Station 4 (Ward Road and Fourth Plain Blvd)
The Washougal Fire Department will be setting up a large water sprinkler to cool off local kids. The fun will take place on Thursday, August 16th and Friday, August 17th from 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. at Hamllik Park located at 4285 Addy Street.
Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation's Community Centers are perfect places to cool off.
- At both Firstenburg and Marshall, the lobby and game room areas are open to the public for free use. Fitness centers and pools will be available with paid entry either by drop in fee or membership. Marshall Community Center is fully air conditioned. However, please keep in mind that most of Firstenburg's open areas are ventilated with moving air, and are not air conditioned.
- For those age 55 and better, the Luepke Senior Center next to Marshall offers air-conditioned activities to beat the heat.
- Visit Van - Clark Parks and Recreation and click on Centers at the top for hours, activity schedules, fees and other information for all three centers.
- Along the Columbia River, Vancouver's Water Resources Education Center offers an air-conditioned opportunity to enjoy free hands-on exhibits for the whole family and toddler-size learning at Puddles Place. For a cool treat, the Water Center will be showing free Warren Miller films, depicting skiers and snowboarders in downhill thrills, from 1 to 5 p.m., today and Friday, when temperatures are expected to be at their hottest. There are no set show times, just running entertainment, so feel free to drop-in. Children must be accompanied by an adult.