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Himmel Park

READERS' PICK: Way back in 1935, Tucson's city government had the wisdom to buy the plot of land, then on the city's far east side, bordered by Treat Avenue, Tucson Boulevard, First Street and Hawthorne Street, and to designate the property a city park. The seller got a fair price and a concession: The new park would bear her family name, Himmel. Now graced with a pool, a library, playing fields, tennis courts and picnic areas, Himmel Park remains a focal point for the Sam Hughes neighborhood, but Tucsonans come from all over the city to relax under the cottonwoods, give their dogs an outing, and break a sweat.

READERS' POLL RUNNER-UP: Randolph Park

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