MIAMI
09/20/2012 02:15 pm ET

Miami's Ten Best Public Parks (PHOTOS)

If you've ever left Miami and mentioned to someone you live here, you probably heard some variation of, "Oh, you must go to the beach everyday!"

But locals know that our South Florida oasis is much more than a line of white sand full of permanent Spring Breakers; it's also home to towering trees and grassy meadows at stunning area parks.

In fact, Miami is reportedly the only city in the United States bordered by two separate national parks (Biscayne and Everglades), and Miami-Dade County is home to one of the largest parks systems in the country -- a designation that even earned Mayor Carlos Gimenez the coveted cover of the June 2012 issue of Parks & Rec magazine.

So with over 280 days of sunshine in Miami, outdoor activities at these public spaces could be enjoyable if it weren't so darn humid. But don't fret, relief is coming soon. In anticipation of the dry season and the cool air it brings, check out the top 10 public parks in the 305:

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