PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Even three weeks before the start of summer, it sure feels like summer in Philadelphia!

Some folks were out enjoying the summer-like weather today in Washington Square, near 6th and Walnut Streets.

“I love the summer, so I enjoy this type of weather,” said one man.

Another man who was sunbathing in the park, said it felt good to be basking in the park:

“It’s about time!  I need to get rid of the winter paleness.”

Others tried to hide from the heat:

“I think it’s just abysmal,” said one woman, “and I want to go home and sit in the air conditioning.”

Another woman, who works in a nearby preschool, says teachers brought the kids out to Washington Square to play.  How do they keep them cool?

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“Well, we keep them in the shade, we bring out plenty of ice-cold water, and the spray bottles are cold — it keeps them cool.”

(Kuznits:)  “And they want to be sprayed?”

(Teacher:)  “Yes, they love to be sprayed — yes they do.”

She says the highlight for the kids was watching the fountain suddenly come on while they were standing there.

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“They are excited about the water coming on!  They probably wish they can jump into the fountain and go for a swim (laughs).”

Reported by Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio 1060

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