Flip-Flops in PoolYou don’t need us to tell you that it’s been a hot summer here in Belton. With heat indexes soaring over 100 degrees, it’s too hot to spend much time outdoors unless you’re at the pool, splashing in the cool water or sitting under an umbrella, reading a book, and sipping some lemonade. Fortunately, there are lots of options in the Belton area for those who want to get their feet—and everything else—wet this summer.

Right here in Belton we have a newly-opened outdoor waterpark that’s perfect for the whole family. Your grandkids can plunge down the Speed Slide or take an inner tube down the swirling Tornado Slide, or challenge their balance skills crossing floating lily pads at the Cargo Crossing. For something a little more mild, you can try floating around the 82,000-gallon Action River, or get some exercise by walking against its 4 mile-per-hour current. And of course there are plenty of chaise lounges and sun shades for when you want to take a break from the water.

For those who would rather take a break from the sun, or who’re more serious about their swimming, Belton also has a 23,000 square foot indoor aquatic center that boasts both competition and recreation pools, as well as two slides, and a full schedule of water aerobics and other swimming programs that are free for members. As a low-impact form of full-body exercise, water aerobics are incredibly popular with many of our residents here at the Lazy Acres adult community in Belton, so give it a try, and bring a friend!

Lazy Acres residents aren’t limited to just the pools within the Belton city limits, either, as the area has loads of great pools, aquatic centers, and recreation centers that are just a few minutes away. The Leawood pool is a great place to bring the family, with lots of animal-shaped slides and toys for the kids, and the Meadowmere Municipal Swimming Pool in Grandview is just a short drive from Belton. For those who’re looking for more options, there are also extensive aquatic centers at both the Blue Valley Recreation Center and the Roeland Park Aquatic Center. So whatever your swimming preferences, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Belton this summer.

Whenever you go out this summer—whether it’s to swim, work in your garden, or just take a walk around the neighborhood—don’t forget the sunblock. As we get older, our skin becomes even more sensitive to the damaging effects of the sun, so using good sunblock every time we go out becomes increasingly important. The Environmental Working Group keeps a searchable database of the safest and most effective sunscreens on the market that’s updated each year.

With summer really heating up here in Belton, there’s no better time to try out some of the local swimming pools and aquatic centers, all of which are just a short drive away from the Lazy Acres adult community in Belton, MO!

If you’re ready to dive into the Lazy Acres senior living community in Belton, Missouri, don’t hesitate to contact owners Tim and Karen Savage at (816) 331-4886 during regular business hours. Or you can complete our online contact form any time, day or night!