The end of summer.

Across the county, local residents enjoyed the final days of summer concerts, playing at the park and finding ways to beat the heat before fall arrives.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers BEATING THE HEAT - 12-year-old Hunter Pool, right, and sister Heather, 12, center, back up as she sprays 20-year-old retired Elvenstar Riding Academy pony Mickey with a garden hose to cool him off and clean him up on a warm Sunday, September 1.

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BEATING THE HEAT – 12-year-old Hunter Pool, right, and sister Heather, 12, center, back up as she sprays 20-year-old retired Elvenstar Riding Academy pony Mickey with a garden hose to cool him off and clean him up on a warm Sunday, September 1.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers COOL AND CLEAN - 20-year-old retired Elvenstar Riding Academy pony Mickey licks his lips as he waits to be brushed down after his bath with cool water from the garden hose on a warm Sunday, September 1.

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COOL AND CLEAN – 20-year-old retired Elvenstar Riding Academy pony Mickey licks his lips as he waits to be brushed down after his bath with cool water from the garden hose on a warm Sunday, September 1.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers SPLISH SPLASH - Children enjoy the opportunity to cool off at the Rancho Tapo Community Park splash pad on a sweltering hot Saturday, August 31.

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SPLISH SPLASH – Children enjoy the opportunity to cool off at the Rancho Tapo Community Park splash pad on a sweltering hot Saturday, August 31.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers SUMMER TREAT - 8-year-old Isabelle Tanzman of Santa Clarita enjoys the splash pad at Rancho Tapo Community Park while visiting friends for a birthday party on a sweltering hot Saturday, August 31.

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SUMMER TREAT – 8-year-old Isabelle Tanzman of Santa Clarita enjoys the splash pad at Rancho Tapo Community Park while visiting friends for a birthday party on a sweltering hot Saturday, August 31.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers COOL KIDS - Simi Valley residents Ryan Giardino, 8, left, and Cameron Ghafarzada, 8, play with bubble “swords” on the splash pad at Rancho Tapo Community Park while cooling off on a sweltering Saturday, August 31.

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COOL KIDS – Simi Valley residents Ryan Giardino, 8, left, and Cameron Ghafarzada, 8, play with bubble “swords” on the splash pad at Rancho Tapo Community Park while cooling off on a sweltering Saturday, August 31.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers JOURNEY FANS - A massive crowd fills the grassy hillside of Conejo Community Park for a Conejo Recreation and Park District Labor Day Concert in the Park with Journey tribute band Journey Revisited on Monday, September 2.

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JOURNEY FANS – A massive crowd fills the grassy hillside of Conejo Community Park for a Conejo Recreation and Park District Labor Day Concert in the Park with Journey tribute band Journey Revisited on Monday, September 2.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers LET ME HEAR YOU - Front row from left, Thousand Oaks residents Jordan Jones, Kari Slattum and Caitlin Arndt scream along with “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey Revisited during the Conejo Recreation and Park District Labor Day Concert in the Park on Monday, September 2.

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LET ME HEAR YOU – Front row from left, Thousand Oaks residents Jordan Jones, Kari Slattum and Caitlin Arndt scream along with “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey Revisited during the Conejo Recreation and Park District Labor Day Concert in the Park on Monday, September 2.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers FAMILY ROCK - Oxnard resident Patty Lomelli and daughter Kelly, 4, dance to the tunes of Journey Revisited during the Conejo Recreation and Park District Labor Day Concert in the Park on Monday, September 2.

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FAMILY ROCK – Oxnard resident Patty Lomelli and daughter Kelly, 4, dance to the tunes of Journey Revisited during the Conejo Recreation and Park District Labor Day Concert in the Park on Monday, September 2.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers ENJOYING THE TUNES - Westlake Village resident Janet Scholl and Oak Park resident Johnny Pitello rock out together, singing along to the tunes of Journey Revisited during the Conejo Recreation and Park District Labor Day Concert in the Park on Monday, September 2.

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ENJOYING THE TUNES – Westlake Village resident Janet Scholl and Oak Park resident Johnny Pitello rock out together, singing along to the tunes of Journey Revisited during the Conejo Recreation and Park District Labor Day Concert in the Park on Monday, September 2.

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