Stay cool while it's unbearably hot in the Valley

Posted at 7:20 PM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 22:20:28-04

With record temperatures expected this weekend, ABC15 hit the streets to find out how people plan to keep cool. 

Malls and movie theaters are always top "cool spots." But for families with young kids, any of the Valley’s splash pads will do just fine.

Katy Dodgen and her boys like the one at Scottsdale Quarter. “This is a really nice one. It's spacious and the kids can move around quite a bit. True Food is right there so we go in and have lunch,” said Dodgen.

The fountain's water temperature is a lovely 78 degrees. Not bad when it’s triple digits outside.

“Misters will be going full board and part of the architecture here is that there's nice canopies that help shade,” boasts Richard Hunt, General Manager at Scottsdale Quarter.

Hunt says when the temperatures rise, so do sales at Press Coffee or Le Macaron where they serve iced coffee, tea or gelato.

“I'm from Buffalo New York so I don't know how to handle this. So I'm going to be in the pool with my kids," said Valley father Chris Cole.

Cole says he likes to keep it cool at Top Golf. 

“They got this fan with the mister blowing on you, it's a nice good time very cool.”

“We have a mix of indoor and outdoor places, outdoors we have our hitting bays which are climate controlled with misting fans and shade all day. Indoors we have plenty of spots inside with a full bar and pool table in the lower lounge," said Jesse Hughes, Director of Instruction at Top Golf.

Hughes says you don’t even need to know how to play golf, he’s around to give lessons.

This weekend the golfing gaming establishment will be offering drawstring bags and “Not Your Father’s Root Beer” to the first 100 dads.

If you have no time for play, and you're running errands. everyone knows one of the coolest places is Costco.

ABC15 caught the Pruitt kids shivering at the thought and telling Mom she’s going in alone.

“It's too cold," said Eva Pruitt.

“Yeah, it’s really cold," agreed little sister Talia Pruitt.

Eva guessed it was 30 degrees inside and she wasn’t that far off. Our temperature gage came up at 35 degrees.

Now that’s cold!