The city of Tucson's flagship urban park, 131-acre Gene C. Reid Park, remains the favorite of folks from all walks of life. And hey, it's a park where dogs are welcome. The lighted and fenced one-acre site located across from the Reid Park Zoo entrance features a large open area, potable water and a pooper-scooper dispenser. Stroll through the 1,080 rose beds and 101 species in the rose garden. Bike around the grounds or hang out at the two-acre duck pond. Reid is also the site of one of the area's best outdoor entertainment venues, the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center. Add to that baseball fields, picnic areas, shady ramadas and a constant stream of weekend art and craft fairs, and Reid Park deserves the kudos.
2. Himmel Park, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd.
3. Agua Caliente, 12325 E. Roger Road