Inexpensive Ways to Beat the Heat | Visit Mesa

May 01, 2024

Beat the Heat in Mesa

Summer in Arizona can be HOT, but luckily Mesa has an array of inexpensive and even free ways for you and your family to beat the heat! Check out these options to help you plan a fun summer day.

Public Libraries

Mesa has multiple public libraries that host free events year-round. Some of these events include weekly training classes like Computer Basics and Digital Skills. Keep your kids busy this summer, check it out!

Main Library

Location: 64 E 1st St

Dobson Ranch Library

Location: 2425 S Dobson Rd

Red Mountain Library

Location: 635 N Power Rd

Public Pools

City of Mesa pools provide fun, safe, and quality aquatic programs for residents and visitors alike! Aquatic Centers and neighborhood pools offer water fun and double as water classrooms. Whether you’re looking for adult water exercise, youth swim teams or more, the public pools offer affordable recreation and leisure opportunities for all.

Brimhall Aquatic Complex

Location: 5035 E Southern Ave

Carson Aquatic Complex

Location: 605 N Westwood

Fremont Aquatic Complex

Location: 1101 N Power

Kino Aquatic Center

Location: 848 N Horne

Mesa Aquatic Complex

Location: 1630 E Southern Ave

Rhodes Aquatic Complex

Location: 1860 S Longmore

Shepherd Aquatic Complex

Location: 1511 N Alta Mesa Dr

Skyline Aquatic Center

Location: 845 S Crismon

Stapley Aquatic Complex

Location: 3250 W Hermosa Vista

Splash Pads

Grab your towels and get ready for fun in the sun! City of Mesa Parks and Recreation offers splash pads providing fun for everyone! All Splash Pads and interactive water features are operational year-round. Water features are set on timers and may need to be activated once you're ready for fun!

Riverview Park

Location: 2100 W Rio Salado Pkwy

Eastmark Great Park

Location: 5100 S Eastmark Parkway

Pioneer Park

Location: 526 E Main St

Signal Butte

Location: 11132 E Elliot Rd

The Plaza at Mesa City Center

Location: 56 E Main St


Mesa, AZ has museums for kids, collectors, baseball fans, lovers of the visual arts, aviation buffs and the casual observer simply wanting to know more about our destination. One of the benefits to exploring Mesa’s museums is that many of them are located within steps from each other allowing you to easily spend a day exploring our past, present and future in one visit!

Arizona Museum of Natural History

Location: 53 N Macdonald

Mesa Historical Museum

Location: 2345 N Horne

i.d.e.a. Museum

Location: 150 W Pepper Pl

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

Location: 1 E Main St, Mesa

MCC Art Gallery

Location: 1833 W Southern Ave

Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum

Location: 2017 N Greenfield Rd

Falcon Field Airport

Location: 4800 E Falcon Dr

Superstition Mountain - Lost Dutchman Museum

Location: 4087 E Apache Trail

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