When I was a kid, I used to love going outside to play with my friends. The park was my favorite location in the world, with all of its nature trails, playgrounds, and the little creek to splash around in during the summer. But, due to a sensitivity with heat, I couldn’t play outside for long before I began to get sick. It was the worst feeling in the world to be told it was time to go when I was having so much fun. However, if I had stayed any longer past that point I think I would have begun to be pretty bad as the activity and outdoor heat caught up to me. And then the park’s recreation center opened, and it changed everything. Well, it didn’t change the fact that I couldn’t play outdoors for long without a break to cool down. Though, it did offer the perfect location for myself and others to go to cool down without ruining the fun. The recreation center was unquestionably indoors with central air conditioning cooling down the entire building and heating in the winter. It had an educational section full of models and facts about local wildlife, a phase for occasional live story readings and performances, and a giant indoor playground designed to look enjoy a forest with tree houses. When it got too hot, I’d get to go inside into the air conditioning to play, and I think my parents also enjoyed the cooling relief of the A/C after trying to keep up with myself and others outdoors all day long. While it didn’t quite compare to the sensation of running around outside, the air conditioning felt good and it was a nice change of pace every now and again.