Welcome, Summer!

Summer officially begins today. Here are some ways to make the most of it.

Summer officially begins at 7:09 p.m. Wednesday.

We've got 95 days to fill with sun and fun. How are you going to fill it? Share your plans and suggestions in the comments.

Here are some ideas to help you make the most of your summer. Bookmark our Summer page to find out the latest, follow Westlake Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.

Water Fun

If you don't have a pool and the sprinkler's not cutting it, try some of Westlake's other options for cooling off. There's Peterson Pool at , the indoor pool at , and Lake Ridge Academy Splash Zone at .

Cold Delights

Beat the heat with frozen treats. Head to or . Or, try one of the fun shakes and floats (booze optional) at .

The Great Outdoors

Westlake residents are blessed with some terrific places for getting outside and getting active. and have walking trails, tennis courts and playgrounds. Recreation Center Park also has a fishing pier. Head over to for a picnic or cookout, or to walk the nature trail.

The Cool Indoors

If you've had it with the heat and need to cool off, head inside. has a great selection of books and magazines to enjoy. You can even download books to your tablet for beach reading. Or head over to to watch a summer blockbuster -- or Avengers, again -- in air-conditioned comfort.


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