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 neighborhood galleries.
Attleboro-Seekonk: Capron Park, 201 County St., Attleboro.
Barrington: Barrington Beach, 99 Bay Road, Barrington.
Bristol-Warren: Colt State Park, Bristol.
Coventry: Paine Field and Skatepark, 1277 Main St., Coventry.
Cranston: Chafee Athletic and Recreational Complex/Briggs Farm, 430 Hope Road, Cranston.
East Greenwich: Academy Field, 50 Rector St., East Greenwich.
East Providence: Crescent Park/Looff Carousel, 700 Bullocks Point Ave., Riverside.
Johnston: Johnston Memorial Park, Hartford & Memorial Avenues, Johnston.
Middletown: Howland Park, Green End Avenue, Middletown.
Narragansett-South Kingstown: The Neighborhood Guild and Peacedale Park, 325 Columbia St., Wakefield.
Newport: King Park, Wellington Avenue & Harbor View Drive, Newport.
North Kingstown: Rome Point, North Kingstown.
Portsmouth: Island Park Playground, Oak Street & Ormerod Avenue, Portsmouth.
Tiverton-Little Compton: Grinnell's Beach, Main Road & Lawton Avenue, Tiverton.
Woonsocket: Cold Spring Park, Harris Avenue and Katherine Road, Woonsocket.
Check back with Patch Monday for the latest in our "Best of" series: the best playground or park in town.