Kid’s Corner: Escape the Heat!

Welcome to the Pecan Press Kid’s Corner where you can find out about kid happenings in Hyde Park. Feel free to submit anything kid related, including event info, kids’ drawings, stories, comics, songs, poems, what have you!

Boy, it’s hot! But don’t let the heat keep you from having some summertime fun around the neighborhood. Of course, a dip at Shipe Pool will cool you off. You can take your tike for a healthy smoothie at Juice Land or yummy vegan ice cream treat at Sweet Ritual, 45th and Duval. Or, hit Dolce Vita for a delicious gelato. Check out their kids‘ specials – Sock Monkey Sundae and Sprinkle Cup, both served up with gummy worms! Casey’s, across the railroad tracks at 51st, has been cooling off neighbors for almost 20 years with their New Orleans-style snowballs. They also have macaroons if you prefer. Don’t forget Sno-Beach at 34th and Guadalupe for straight-up snow cone delights.

For some indoor fun, you might want to take a peek inside the Elisabet Ney Museum across from Shipe Park, or bike on over to UT and check out the dinos at the Texas Memorial Museum, kids’ art tours at the Blanton, Texas history and the IMAX at The Bullock Texas State History Museum, Texas and American West landscapes by Frank Reaugh in August at the Harry Ransom Center, or bowling at the Union Underground. A bit further afoot, near Mueller, is the Thinkery for lots of kid fun – and dare I say education – and Café Monet at the Triangle to get their creative juices flowing. And of course, a stop at Quack’s for a whimsical cut out cookie and cool drink will always bring a smile to a kiddos face. Have fun and stay cool out there!