Top Five from NACOK – June 10, 2016
The neighborhood kids are on summer break, the sun is out, and your friends at Neighborhood Alliance have a few ideas for things to do in your community this summer.
- Spend time in your Garden
- Host a Neighborhood Ice Cream Social
- Meeting and knowing your neighbors creates a more social neighborhood and a social neighborhood is a safer neighborhood. A few pints of ice cream can help you meet your neighbors and keep crime out of your area.
- Take a Nap
- The National Sleep Foundation says napping has psychological benefits. A nap can be a pleasant luxury, a mini-vacation. It can provide an easy way to get some relaxation and rejuvenation. So take a nap, it is like a really short and awesome stay-cation and remember well rested neighbors make great volunteers!
- Visit your local splash pad.
- A little vitamin D and fresh air can help most anyone have a better day, just remember to pack some sunscreen and drink lots of water. Did you know the City of Oklahoma City hastwo family aquatic centers, two outdoor community pools and 17 splash parks? Learn more at okc.gov
- Visit a local museum
- The metro area is home to numerous world class museums. On the hottest days of the summer visit the Oklahoma History Center, Science Museum Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum or one of the many other outstanding museums in our area. Be sure to bring along the kids. Summer time is a great time to continue learning and the museums in our community are a great way to learn and have fun.
Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma wants to invite you to get outside this summer and meet your neighbors. We also highly recommend a nap every now and then.
The Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating safe, attractive and healthy neighborhoods throughout Central Oklahoma by working with neighborhoods and government officials to have a community in which we are all proud to live and work. Learn more about Neighborhood Alliance by visiting www.nacok.org.