14 Coolest Playgrounds in the DC Area (2024 Map)

We’re collecting parent reviews for the best playgrounds in the DC area! From cool destination playgrounds to hidden gem neighborhood parks, see what parents say about the top local spots for kids to play outdoors. Click the map view and zoom in to discover the best DC playgrounds near you.

Your reviews, tips & photos will help other families looking for a new playground to check out, so please chime in and share the scoop on your favorites!

Our list of Washington DC indoor playgrounds has you covered when the weather isn't cooperating, too.


Primary photo:   Fairlington Park, courtesy of Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation

Upparent collects community-submitted recommendations and reviews, and any ideas that are shared reflect the opinions of individual contributors.

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