Where to Go to Beat the Heat in Dearborn
No air conditioning? Need somewhere to take the kids? Here are some suggestions to avoid the swelter.
The forecast for Dearborn this week? Hot, hot and hotter.
The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures reaching the mid-90s throughout the Midwest and a heat advisory has been issued for southeast Michigan through Thursday.
"The heat wave this week is expected to be the longest duration of hot and humid conditions since July of 1995," the NWS wrote in a release.
Dearborn won't be spared from the swelter, so take a look at our suggestions for five places to go to beat the heat.
1. Ford Community and Performing Arts Center: The city is encouraging residents to hang out at the center during the hottest parts of the day–and there's plenty to keep visitors occupied, too. The Center Court has tables, chairs and vending machines for snacks, while seniors can visit the Senior Lounge. Also, residents who are members of the center or pay a daily fee can use the fitness area and indoor swimming pools.
The center is open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., while the Senior Lounge is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2. Dearborn Public Libraries: Air conditioning, hundreds of your neighbors and all the reading material you could possibly need–that's what Dearborn's libraries have to offer during these boiling hot days. The Bryant, Snow and Esper Branch libraries are open from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
The Henry Ford Centennial Library is open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday. Several children's and family activities will be held there throughout the week, which are open to residents.
3. Public pools: One way to enjoy super-hot weather is to spend some time at any of Dearborn's neighborhood pools. Dunworth Pool at Levagood Park is open weekdays from 1 to 8 p.m. and weekends from 12 to 8 p.m.; Ford Woods Pool is open daily from 1 to 6 p.m.; and Crowley, Lapeer, Summer-Stephens and Ten Eyck Pools are open from 1 to 6 p.m.
Plus, Summer-Stephens will be holding its weekly Floatie Night on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. A fee of $5 at the door gets you in for the season or pay $2.50 per visit.
4. Fairlane Town Center: Grab lunch, browse a few stores, grab a coffee and fire up the laptop, catch a flick–you could literally spend all day at Fairlane Mall and not get bored. The mall is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
5. Dearborn Ice Skating Center: It doesn't get any colder than this! Public skating is open daily from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during weekdays, and it only costs $3 per person to get on the rink. Seniors skate for free, while kids under 5 skate for $1.
Don't know how? Summer skating lessons begin July 25. Call 313-943-4098 to learn more.