Wanna Beat the Heat? Some Splash Pads Are Open, But Check Before You Go

The Park District has opened some of its splash pads during the heatwave. (Chicago Park District)The Park District has opened some of its splash pads during the heatwave. (Chicago Park District)

With temperatures set to top 90 degrees in the coming days, and Thursday’s heat index forecast to soar above 100, Chicagoans are looking for relief.

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Pools and beaches remain closed due to the coronavirus, but folks can chill out at a limited number of splash pads, which have been temporarily opened at the city’s parks, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., through Friday.

More than 100 water spray features have been turned on, but the rest are still closed. So check before heading out the door, or the only thing you might wind up cooling is your heels.

To see if your park’s splash pad is on the list of open sites, visit the Chicago Park District’s searchable online map

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