- 32 °F
Hillcrest Pool provides cool stopping grounds for Hillcrest Park, but there's lots more to check out beyond the pool's zero-depth entry, frog slide, drop slide, diving board and rain-drop waterfall. In the park, beautiful, mature trees provide welcome shade on a sunny day. The trees can be enjoyed from the benches that dot the landscape or the way they help keep the smooth basketball and tennis courts just a little cooler. The park also features an open-air shelter, grills, and a mix of modern and older playground equipment, including swings, teeter-totters, slides and a merry-go-round.
Or get out of the elements and head inside the Hillcrest Community Center, which is packed full of entertaining options. Check out the basketball court, three racketball courts, weight room, game room, teen lounge with computers, recording studio, ping-pong tables, pool tables, foosball table and sitting room. The facility is put to use for classes, a preschool and other activities. And it's available for free. Just make sure you sign in. During the school year, hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. In the summer, hours are 7 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday.