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The Rest of the Best: Top 10 Parks in Houston

The drought over the last few years has devastated many parts of Houston's parks and green spaces, but thankfully, there are still plenty of beautiful spots to enjoy. We're listing the best of them here. (Before someone starts yelling about the fact that gems like Bell Park and Market Square aren't on this list, we've got our top 10 small parks and top 10 dog parks lists coming soon.) Sentiment played a part in some of the choices, we admit, but for the most part, we looked at accessibility, ease of use, facilities, public art and general vibe. See if your favorite made the list.

10. Baldwin Park 1702 Elgin, 832-395-7000

With Hermann Park and Discovery Green both just blocks away, Baldwin Park isn't the largest green space in the downtown/midtown area by any means, but it's populated with some of the area's oldest trees and its quick and easy to get to. Upkeep has improved over the last few years attracting more visitors and events. Weekends it's a neighborhood family gathering spot.

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Olivia Flores Alvarez