Check out these top outdoor spots in the state — as voted by Patch readers — and add your choice to the comments section below.
While the temperatures are forecast to dip in the coming days, last week's brush with summer was a reminder that long days spent outdoors are just around the corner. Patch wanted to help readers decide where to head out on their next outdoor excursion. We asked readers throughout the state which park or playground is their favorite. After five days of voting, the winners are in. Check out which parks Patch readers think are the best of the best and support your favorite in the comments section below. And when the summer weather returns — or even before ... it's not like it's going to get THAT cold — check out the top parks and let us know how your visit went. Even better, upload a photo of your excursion for inclusion in Patch's …
Who won the weekly poll?
The results are in and King Park has won this week’s poll for best park in Newport. Brenton Point and the Cliff Walk tied for second. King Park received 16 percent of the votes, while Brenton Point and the Cliff Walk received 12 percent. “Besides the great natural attractions the park also has some benches, picnic tables, a baseball field, and a bandstand and rotunda. Also a little beach, free boat ramp and wonder of wonders, clean public bathrooms . . .” Brian S. said in a Yelp review of the park. Braga Park also received a shout-out in the comments. Check back Monday for next week's poll, the Best Place to Find an Easter Outfit.
Tell us your favorite park in Newport.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
As the weather gets warmer and the daylight hours extend, it's tempting to want to spend most of your time outdoors. Because really, what's nicer than a picnic or frisbee toss at one of our many local parks, or an afternoon with the kids at one of our playgrounds? With the official start of spring on Tuesday, we want to know: what's your favorite outdoor space in Newport? Is it Fort Adams State Park, King Park, Aquidneck Park, Touro Park, Trinity Park, Ballard Park, Brenton Point, the Cliff Walk, Morton Park, Storer Park, Eisenhower Park, Perotti Park, Freebody Park, Memorial Park, Easton's Beach or Rovensky Park? Vote in our poll and share your thoughts in the comments section below. If we left your favorite park or playground off the …