Where do you go when the sun is blazing hot and your neighborhood park’s play structure feels like a fireball? Take cover! The following parks with shaded playgrounds are our perfect picks for outdoor fun when the sun is at its peak. Flip through the gallery for the scoop.

Mt Tabor Playground

Come for the shade; stay for the views. Mt Tabor offers a cool, shaded kids' playground halfway up the side of the volcano near the parking lot and restrooms. Keep going up the steps to check out the greenery, breathe in the heavenly pine tree scent and take in the gorgeous views of the city while you search for your next picnic spot.

SE 60th Ave. and SE Salmon St.
Online: portlandoregon.gov/parks

photo: Mt. Tabor Park, courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation

What’s your favorite shaded park? Let us know in the comments below!

— Suzie Ridgway

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