Beat the Heat – Stay Cool During Scorching Temperatures!
Did you know that choosing natural spaces over concrete can make a significant difference in temperature? Concrete absorbs and retains heat, contributing to the formation of heat islands in urban areas (learn more here). By seeking out green spaces like parks or gardens, you’ll experience cooler temperatures and enjoy the added benefit of being close to nature.
So when the sun’s rays feel relentless, there’s no need to suffer – embrace the power of nature to stay cool! Seek out the shelter of leafy trees to escape the direct heat of the sun. Plus, shade provides a tranquil and inviting atmosphere to relax and unwind. So, grab a good book or a picnic blanket and find the perfect shady spot to spend your summer days. Maybe one of our favorite Houston natural spaces, found below:
- Baytown Nature Center
- Buffalo Bayou Partnership
- Discovery Green Conservancy
- Exploration Green
- Friends of Mandell Park
- Friends of Woodland Park
- Houston Parks & Recreation
- Houston Parks Board
- Herman Park Conservancy
- Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
- Houston Botanic Garden
- Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
- Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
- Nature Discovery Center
- White Oak Bayou Association
Apart from shade, there are a few more tricks up our sleeves to combat the heat. Staying hydrated is crucial, so keep a reusable water bottle handy and drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Opt for loose, breathable clothing made from natural fibers like cotton, as they allow air to circulate around your body, preventing overheating.
So, don’t let the summer heat get you down! Seek refuge outside, stay cool, and enjoy the beauty of summer!