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Readers Respond: Washington, DC Favorite Picnic Spots

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From the article: Washington, DC Parks
Do you have a favorite picnic spot in Washington, DC? With all of the wonderful parks and green spaces in the nation's capital, do you have a special place that you like to picnic on a nice sunny day? Please provide the location and a short description of the view or amenities that make this spot a great place for a picnic.

Ohio Drive

Right on the Potomac and by the monuments - it's wonderful for sitting under a weeping willow with a friend (plus close parking!)
—Guest Guest

I can't pick just one!

I do love the National Mall and Rock Creek Park, as suggested in the article. But some of my favorite parks are the smaller ones with playgrounds -- Clejmontri Park in McLean and Cabin John Creek Park or Glen Echo Park. One of my favorite picnic spots is the Sculpture Garden on the Mall -- Friday night jazz is a great time to spread out a blanket and enjoy some chow and great music.
—Guest MdMomof3

Fletchers Cove

My family likes to bike along the Capital Crescent trail and stop for a picnic at Fletchers Cove. There are plenty of picnic tables and its beautiful setting. There's room to play frisbee on the grounds. You can also rent a canoe and go out on the Potomac.
—Guest Judy

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