When the weather is beautiful, you can enjoy your meals outside. Take your break, lunch, and dinner out to a park or nature center to really get the most out of the sunny season. In Prince George’s, there are so many spots for a wonderful picnic, and you can head to them to enjoy a meal with a gorgeous view, a stunning sunset, or an exciting show from local skateboarders.

Plan a picnic at one of these eight spots:

  1. Watch the kayakers and canoers float by on the Anacostia River as you enjoy your picnic either in the picnic pavilion, or near the fishing pier at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park. After your meal, you can take a stroll along the hiking trail nearby.
  2. Walk the trails at the Fairland Regional Park in Laurel to find a natural place to stop for your picnic, either at the children’s playground, next to the pond, or at a bench along the path.
  3. Stop by the Watkins Nature Center in Upper Marlboro before finding your perfect picnic spot at the park. Take a moment to learn about the insects, amphibians, reptiles, and birds in the region before stopping outside to search for them as you eat.
  4. Check out the skateboarders at Walker Mill Regional Park in Capitol Heights as you enjoy your picnic lunch, or, if you have a big group, take them to the 128-seat picnic shelter.
  5. Stop near the boathouse at Cosca Regional Park in Clinton to absorb views of the water during your picnic, then take the kids to the playground to run off their energy.
  6. Find a private space for your picnic at the 7,800-acre Patuxent River Park in Upper Marlboro. Walk amid historic sites, a visitor center, and an observation tower before finding your picnic spot.
  7. Schedule your picnic at the Mount Rainier Nature Center to match up with one of the urban center’s many events, including live-animal showcases or performances at the outdoor amphitheater.
  8. Take the kids to the King and Queen Playground in Cheverly for a royal-themed picnic. The park is home to a two-castle playground and a family-friendly picnic area.


Add one of these unique Prince George’s outdoor activities to your adventure.