MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WXYZ) - How do you stay cool on yet another sweltering hot day? 7 Action News found a couple thousand people beating the heat at a Red Oaks Waterpark in Oakland County.
“We are out here because it’s hot and we needed somewhere to stay cool and a place the kids could come and play and be with other kids,” said Jaye Harvey.
The park in Madison Heights reached capacity two times this week because of the holiday and the sweltering heat.
“Our numbers have spiked a little bit. We’re looking at close to 2,200-2,300 people today and the same was on the fourth,” said Matt Reynolds, Assistant Manager.
Reynolds said that on the hottest days like Saturday, they take mandated breaks at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm.
“They are 15 minute breaks so that our staff can get a break and get out of the sun and heat and so that our patrons can remember to stay hydrated and drink lots of water, and so they can take a break and relax for a minute,” said Reynolds.
A lot of families seemed to be making sure to drink water non-stop.
“I have water here, a lot of water here. Just water, no pop,” said Majed Zeer.
“We are drinking water a lot of cold water around. Nothing else to drink,” said Harvey.
The park has a wave pool, lazy river, water slide and splash pad for people to use all day.
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