One minute you’re belting out Elmo tunes in a duet with your tot and then suddenly you’re performing a solo: welcome to the car nappers club. The next time your kiddo sacks out mid-errand, don’t rush home and unbuckle (we mean wake) them. Just head to one of these scenic spots where you can let them nap while you take in the view, catch up on emails or catch a few winks yourself. Click through the slideshow to see our picks.

Cooper Mountain Nature Park

This hilltop location has plenty of parking spots, as well as a place to hang out near the car to overlook the lovely scenery while the little one snoozes. The big, red Nature House, which includes clean restrooms, is your clue that you're at the right place.

18892 SW Kemmer Rd.

photo: The Nature House at Cooper Mountain Nature Park by Bob Wayt of Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

Do you have a special parking place to offer up to other parents?  Let us know in the comments section!

—Suzie Ridgway


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