PHOTOS: Hot days, cool kids at rec center


Micah Blake, one of several kids from Jump at the Sun Daycare, cools off in the spray from a water archway.


She’s got aim! Ja’Neja Nelson-Riley soaks folks with a water cannon.


Raelyn Birach stays cool.


Tony Barnhart shares a huge smile as he zips around and around on a merry-go-round.


Brynn Rogers waves hello in the rec center sandbox.


Little Brayln Jones is intent on filling her bucket.


Photos by Jason Hawk | Amherst News-Times

What a day to play in the sun! We found a packed splash pad Friday at the Mercy Health and Recreation Center on Cooper Foster Park Road. Temperatures were in the 80s and the sun was shining — perfect conditions for kids to run and play in the water, on the playground, and in the sand.

Micah Blake, one of several kids from Jump at the Sun Daycare, cools off in the spray from a water archway.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/06/web1_DSC_2346.jpgMicah Blake, one of several kids from Jump at the Sun Daycare, cools off in the spray from a water archway.

She’s got aim! Ja’Neja Nelson-Riley soaks folks with a water cannon.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/06/web1_DSC_2349.jpgShe’s got aim! Ja’Neja Nelson-Riley soaks folks with a water cannon.

Raelyn Birach stays cool.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/06/web1_DSC_2352.jpgRaelyn Birach stays cool.

Tony Barnhart shares a huge smile as he zips around and around on a merry-go-round.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/06/web1_DSC_2353.jpgTony Barnhart shares a huge smile as he zips around and around on a merry-go-round.

Brynn Rogers waves hello in the rec center sandbox.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/06/web1_DSC_2366.jpgBrynn Rogers waves hello in the rec center sandbox.

Little Brayln Jones is intent on filling her bucket.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/06/web1_DSC_2369.jpgLittle Brayln Jones is intent on filling her bucket.