Homeowners at Brunswick Crossing already know about the multitude of amenities they have available to them for some summer fun. But when the warm weather hits and the outdoor activities ramp up, it’s important to keep in mind that there are certain safety tips and recommendations to follow that will improve your experience and keep you out of harm’s way while enjoying these amazing amenities.
From the pool to the dog park, here are some summer tips for outdoor activities to follow so that you can maximize your summer fun:
Cool off this summer in the community pool at Brunswick Crossing. One our residents’ favorite amenities, the community pool is a great place to relax, soak up the sun, and go swimming. But in order to properly enjoy this popular summer fun hangout you must be aware of a few things.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are measures that can and should be taken to ensure healthy and safe swimming. These swimming safety tips include not swimming or letting your kids swim when experiencing an upset stomach as well as taking kids on bathroom breaks and checking diapers at least once an hour. Parents should also always be within an arm’s reach of children they bring to the pool and be paying attention when they are in or around the water.
And of course, don’t forget to wear your sunscreen while getting your daily dose of Vitamin D!
Whether you’re running, walking, or hiking, there are many ways to enjoy the 26 miles of trails and walkways at Brunswick Crossing. However, failure to plan and prepare for these activities can lead to problems.
The first thing to keep in mind is to not overestimate your physical ability. If you’re not an avid runner or hiker, maybe start off with walking regularly. Then you can gradually work yourself up to more intense activity. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day in the summer (at least 3 liters per day), especially if you’re out on the trails and walkways where you’re likely exerting energy and losing hydration. Having the proper footwear is also a must.
It’s always a good idea to take to the trails with a buddy or at least let someone know where you’re going and when you plan to be back. It’s also wise to be aware of weather reports and dress appropriately.
Dog Park Etiquette
Residents of Brunswick Crossing can plan puppy play dates at our wonderful dog park. But if you’ve never been to a dog park before, there is a certain dog park etiquette to follow.
If your dog is sick, showing any signs of infectious disease, or is a female in heat, you should avoid bringing it to the dog park. Dogs at dog parks should also know basic commands such as “come,” “sit,” or “stay.” Make sure you’re keeping an eye on your dog at all times and pick up after it when it goes to the bathroom.
Bring a ball or dog toy with you as well as a portable water bowl so that your dog remains entertained and comfortable. However, keep in mind that other dogs could steal or damage your dog’s toys, so bring them at your own risk. Don’t bring food or treats to the dog park because other canines will smell it and perhaps try to get in on the action.
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