Best park for kids 2013: Pen Park

Photo: Jack Looney Photo: Jack Looney

Pen Park

East Rio Road

McGuffey Park
Corner of Second Street NW and Jefferson Street

What’s a three-letter word for fun that isn’t “fun”? Pen. As in, Pen Park. Readers say it’s the best place for kids to play around, and no wonder—its 280 acres boasts eight tennis courts, a Little League baseball field, volleyball court, outdoor picnic shelters, and a playground with an area especially for littler little ones. Downtown, McGuffey Park makes a great place to stop after a trip to the library or adjacent art gallery.