Visit this sprawling greenscape in midtown on any given weekend, and you'll find Tucsonans playing their games: soccer, Frisbee, football and running in circles while pushing a baby in a stroller. For those of us who prefer to watch, there's plenty of imported tree shade, a duck pond and cool grass for lounging and forgetting. Bring along your mutts, and let them frolic off-leash in the dog park, or consider the rose and its many variations while strolling through the thorny garden. This is Tucson's favorite field of play, whether that play involves sweating while kicking the ball into back of the goal, or sweating while watching someone else do so.
2. Himmel Park, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd., Park Web site
3. Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Regional Park, 12325 E. Roger Road, Park Web site