With triple digit heat right around the corner, like, literally, because 100+ temperatures are forecast for this weekend, now is the time to figure out where you can take your beasties when they get out of school and need to burn off a little energy. There are a lot of great parks around town. They're beautiful, green, and have plenty for your little monsters and even your pets to do on any summer afternoon:

1. Madeline Park - This neighborhood park is perfect for everyone. You'll see families, couples, and kids, enjoying birthday parties and getting a little exercise on the tennis courts. There are big trees and beautiful homes that encircle the park which makes for a very family-friendly atmosphere. Madeline Park is located off N. Stanton, between Baltimore and Cincinnati streets.

2. Album/Eastwood Park - The City calls Album 'Eastwood Park', but El Pasoans call it Album Park. It's definitely one of the nicest places in town. There are huge trees, baseball diamonds, and soccer fields which makes Album the perfect place for a family outing. Around this time of year is when the you can find food trucks and ice cream trucks selling all kinds of goodies. It's definitely worth the drive from any side of town.

3. Memorial Park - Memorial Park is in one of the oldest, most historic neighborhoods in El Paso. There are gorgeous homes that ring the park that is full of large shade trees and rolling hills. There is a very nice playground, a swimming pool, the El Paso Rose Garden is right across the street. You can even stand on an old rock bridge and pretend like you're a princess waiting for your prince to come along and rescue you.

4. Don Haskins Recreation Center - Not all kids want to run around on playgrounds surrounded by grass and trees. If your kids like to skateboard or ride BMX bikes, the Don Haskins Recreation Center is for you. In addition to a skate park and a BMX riding area, there are soccer and football fields, 2 baseball fields, a kids playground, even a toddlers playground. You can also hike in the area.

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