Whether you’re in the city or the suburbs, every family has their favorite go-to playground for those sunny summer afternoons. While there are tons of beautiful parks around the country that kids adore, not all can boast jaw-dropping views and killer locations. Click through the slideshow and check out these picturesque playgrounds with views that even the little ones will appreciate…when they’re not busy playing of course!

East Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

Situated between the Washington Channel and the Potomac River, East Potomac Park boasts gorgeous views of downtown D.C. and the water; the kids will love watching the boats go by as they play. Take a short walk on the park's extensive trails and check out the view of the Washington Monument!

Park Perk: Try East Potomac's mini golf course for a playtime alternative!

14th St. SW
Washington, D.C.
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Photo courtesy of xand83 via Creative Commons

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— Claire Schillings