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Richland Chronicle 5/07/24
Richland Chronicle 5/07/24

Beat the heat with these summer activities

(Staff Illustration/Aislyn Smith)

With another semester in the books, Thunderducks are finally ready for the sweet relief of summer. But let’s be real – Dallas summers are no joke. The heat can make outdoor activities a challenge. So how do you make the most of the season without melting into a puddle?

Here’s a list of ways to stay cool and have fun this summer in and around Richland Campus.

Nothing beats the Texas heat like a day at NRH2O Family Water Park. With thrilling slides, a lazy river and plenty of splash zones, it’s easy to spend hours cooling down. Make sure to check out their website for the latest deals and special events. The Richland area has miles of scenic trails.

Lace up your sneakers or hop on a bike and discover the beauty of North Richland Hills’ parks, such as the Cotton Belt Trail or Walker’s Creek Trail. Pack plenty of water and go on a hike by yourself or with your friends in the cooler morning or evening hours.

With a lot of new movies coming out in the summer such as “Deadpool & Wolverine” and “It Ends with Us,” you can hit the local theaters. “I’m really excited to watch the prequel of a ‘A Quiet Place.’ My friends and I love horror movies, so that’s something we’re planning to do this summer,” Rahma Deymak, a student at Richland, said. Grab some popcorn and settle in for the latest action, comedy or drama in refreshingly chilled air conditioning.

Richland and the surrounding area are full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Try out a new coffee shop with unique interior de- signs such as La La Land Kind Café or 7th Day Coffee where you can also take some stunning Instagram photos.

Thrifting in the summer is genius. “I haven’t gone summer shopping yet, but I’m honestly planning on thrifting everything because I’m on a tight budget,” Karma Benkli, a Richland student, said. Beat the heat by browsing for amazing vintage finds and deals at local shops such as Plato’s Closet or Treasure City Thrift.

Summer cravings are real, which is why you should spoil yourself with local frozen favorites. You could treat yourself to a cool and creamy cup at Rollin Creamery or experience the fruity flavors of a traditional Mexican treat at the ice cream shop Pekes Frutería y Neveria near campus.

Summer is also a great time to give back. Check out local volunteer opportunities. Help at a food bank, animal shelter or community event. Make a difference while gaining experience and meeting new people.

And last but not least, take the edge off the mid-summer slump by planning a quick trip. Visit the Fort Worth Stockyards, go kayaking in Austin or explore the natural beauty of a Texas state park.

Remember, summer is short – make it count.

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