A favorite of MT readers, the beach at what’s no longer (officially) called Metro Beach is just one of the attractions at this splendid, 770-acre Metropark. Be it windsurfing or kiteboarding, bicycling or swimming, basketball or horseshoes, miniature golf or shuffleboard, or just strolling along the boardwalk, there’s something here for everyone. Along with the Olympic-sized swimming pool, waterslides, squirt zone and nature trails, the place also offers great people-watching opportunities. There’s few other places in the metroplex where this melting pot that we are is more on display. It’s a joyous, peaceful place.