Kids love the slides and and climbing and playing on the playground at the park, but during the hot summer months in Alabama those same playgrounds can become dangerous.  Playground equipment made of metal can cause serious burns and even plastic equipment can get too hot, especially in the middle of the day when the sun is beating down the most.  Most parents try to avoid the park during the middle of the day because of the heat, but early in the morning is usually cooler.  If you do hit the park during the day remember to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen and stay in the shade as much as possible.