Summer is in full swing, which means two things for many of us: the kids are around more, and it's HOT. Sure, it's great to hang out with the kiddos in a pool or at the sprinklers as much as you can. But sometimes we need to wring ourselves out and find other ways to enjoy the great outdoors.
That's why I came up with this handy guide to my favorite spots for shady (in a good way) summertime fun.
Click on the slideshow to see my Top 5 summer parks!