Here in the Treasure Valley we have just entered a week of 100-degree temperatures every day with Wednesday being the hottest reaching 102! Here are some ideas of what to do to cool down and get out of the house despite the heat wave!

1.    Roaring Springs
Go check out the sprawling water park with a wave pool, lazy river rafting and lots of water slides, plus food and drink! Open 11am-8pm.
 400 W Overland Rd, Meridian, ID 83642

2.     Hit up a local park with a splash pad
Many local parks have splash pads and water features for the kiddos to cool off in! Bring a picnic and lots of drinking water and have a day at the park. Here are some parks that offer this:
-Meridian Settlers Park 
3245 N. Meridian Road, Meridian

-Steven C. Guerber Park
2200 Hill Rd, Eagle, ID 83616

3.    Public Pools
-Ivywild Park
416 W Ivywild St, Boise, ID 83706

-Borah Pool
801 Aurora Dr, Boise, ID 83704

-Natatorium Pool
1811 E Warm Springs Ave, Boise, ID 83712

4.    Lakes and Ponds
-Lucky Peak Dam and Recreation Area
Lucky Peak State Park is the perfect place for swimming, picnicking, fishing, boating or biking.
74 Arrowrock Rd
Boise, ID 83716

-Sandy Point Beach
The beach at Sandy Point is the place for you and your family to dip in the cool water. There is 2 volleyball courts, restrooms, showers, charcoal grills, picnic tables, disk golf and so much more.
9723 ID-21, Boise, ID 83716

-Quinn’s Pond
Quinn’s Pond is back open and the water is regularly being tested. Great for fishing, paddle boarding, swimming and more.
3150 W Pleasanton Ave, Boise, ID 83702

Have fun, use lots of sunscreen and keep cool!


Back to Top