From shooting hoops and splashing in pools to finding the perfect park bench, Baltimore knows how to cool off and chill out during the dog days of summer.

A Photo Essay by Matt Roth
Lettering by Luke Lucas

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From shooting hoops and splashing in pools to finding the perfect park bench, Baltimore knows how to cool off and chill out.

Swimmers enjoy a Sunday afternoon at the public pool in Druid Hill Park.

Swimmers enjoy a Sunday afternoon at the public pool in Druid Hill Park.

Cyclists enjoy a sunny ride while a man uses his metal detector to hunt for buried treasure at Lake Montebello.

Cyclists enjoy a sunny ride while a man uses his metal detector to hunt for buried treasure at Lake Montebello.

Skateboarders surf the concrete at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park.

Skateboarders surf the concrete at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park.

Beach volleyball teams play beside the Inner Harbor at sunset. Pickup games pop up at the Cloverdale Basketball Court in Penn North.

Beach volleyball teams play beside the Inner Harbor at sunset. Pickup games pop up at the Cloverdale Basketball Court in Penn North.

One dog plays fetch, another cools off, and a reader finds the perfect perch for a book, at both the Patterson and Riverside Parks.

One dog plays fetch, another cools off, and a reader finds the perfect perch for a book, at both the Patterson and Riverside Parks.

Kids and adults alike indulge in soft-serve ice cream from the Miss Twist food truck in Middle River.

Kids and adults alike indulge in soft-serve ice cream from the Miss Twist food truck in Middle River.

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