Each year, thousands of patrons take advantage of many local low-cost activities at city facilities. With summer in full swing, residents are reminded about ways to find cool refuge from the Texas sun.

Splash for hours at a time at the spray parks located at Northwest Park, 2800 Cheyenne St., and Southwest Park, 2800 Shady Grove Road. Both are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Spray park use is free to the public.

Swim at one of the universally accessible aquatic centers. View aquatic center hours and locations.

Visit any Irving recreation center for more activities throughout the summer. For more information, call (972) 721-2501.

Water Aerobics

Year-round aquatics classes are offered at North Lake Aquatic Center, 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd. Participate in a single class for as little as $24 a month or $39 a month for unlimited access to all the water aerobics sessions except Aqua Pilates. Continuous enrollment is available at differentstrokesswimschool.com. For more information, call (972) 262-0621.

Weight Management

Increase flexibility, range of motion, lean body mass and metabolic rate with water exercise. Monthly fee is $29.

  • 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • 7 to 7:55 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

Aqua Pilates

Enjoy the benefits of Pilates in the comfort of water. Aquatic strength training, abdominal work and power walking included in each class. This class is recommended for all fitness levels; swimming skills not necessary. Continuous enrollment is available atdifferentstrokesswimschool.com. Monthly fee is $24.

  • 11 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday

Deep Water Dynamics

The North Lake Aquatic Center offers a program intended to improve flexibility, overall aerobic fitness, coordination and to develop muscle strength as well as cardiovascular endurance. Minimal swimming skills and water comfort level are recommended. Monthly fee is $39.

  • 9:20 to 10:15 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
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