The Bay Area is a beacon for awe-inspiring views all around—many of which can be enjoyed from the comfortable vantage point of the playground bench. Scroll through the photo gallery to see our favorite playgrounds with a view.
Sharon Park, Menlo Park
After your kid has gotten their fill of swinging and sliding, stroll with them down Sharon Park's shaded walkway. While the view and playground aren't exactly side by side, you'll find your surroundings to be perfect backdrop for family photos opps. There's gazebos and shaded picnic areas; but the most impressive view is the duck/koi pond, which is complete with spray fountains. Clean, dog friendly and with plenty of parking, Sharon Park is the perfect place for you to relax, and for the little one to run free.
Map It: Sharon Park
photo credit: Tara T. via yelp
Know any other parks in the city with stellar views? Share you favorites in a comment below.
— Neil Chhabra and Christal Yuen