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Druid Hill Park

2600 Madison Ave., (410) 396-6106

Posted 9/20/2006

We have found ourselves wandering into Druid Hill Park via so many different ways and for so many different reasons--a stroll around the lake, a trip to the zoo, a walk from a friend's house that wound up in the woods, showing an out-of-towner Safety?City--that we've started to think of it as a sort of magical place. (A recent refurbishment and the fact that no dead bodies have magically appeared there in a while help.) We don't play tennis, but we know folks who love the courts (see "Best Place to Play Tennis"), and any given weekend in the warm weather months brings out all kinds of social scenes. Regardless, it's a sylvan oasis in the heart of the city that seems to finally be getting a bit of the civic love it deserves, and we can get behind that.

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Other Awards for Best Park:

Patterson Park, 9/16/2009

Clifton Park, 9/17/2008

Patterson Park, 9/19/2007

Druid Hill Park, 9/21/2005

Druid Hill Park, 9/22/2004

Leakin Park, 9/17/2004

Fort Smallwood, 9/17/2003

Patapsco Valley State Park, 9/19/2001

Leakin Park, 9/15/1999

All Awards for Druid Hill Park:

Best Place to Work-out, 9/16/2009

Best Place to Play Tennis, 9/19/2007

Best Place to Play Tennis, 9/20/2006

Best Park, 9/21/2005

Best Place to Play Tennis, 9/21/2005

Best Park, 9/22/2004

Best Place to Swim, 9/22/2004

Best Public Swimming Pool, 9/19/2001

Best Park, City, 9/13/2000

Best Place for a Gay Pride Festival, 9/17/1997

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