Do you know how many parks there are in the Tigard, Beaverton and Hillsboro area? Soooooo many! I’ve got my top favorites but I thought before the Senior picture season begins that I’d visit some parks that I haven’t been to for a session. Plus my lil 9 month old is loving going on walks when the weather is nice!
First park we hit was Fanno Creek Park, the Greenway Park section. This park is a long and winding path through Beaverton. In this section, there’s a frolf course, thats frisbee golf if you’ve never heard of frolf, play structures, bridges and greenery. We entered the park by the old Haagen/Albertson’s on Hall that closed down. This park is called Fanno Creek Park because Fanno Creek runs through it so the park has some very low spots and is a wetlands area. When we visited part of the path had temporary fences up because the water level was so high they closed part of the park. Sucked for the frolf players cause the normal 8 hole course was reduced to just a few that I could see. But by summer I’m sure they’ll open it back up as things dry up!
As for a photography location, it’s just ok. It would be better at dawn because I’d imagine there would be a great misty/low fog look with all the moisture in the air. There might be the odd jogger to watch for in the shot, but less populated is always ideal. Evenings could work as well but with the park at a lower elevation I’m not sure how great the golden hour light would be and might be fleeting. The good things for photography at this park are the variety of bridges, willow trees and areas of tall grass. Even with the closed path there was a metal bridge and a wood bridge that had great backdrops. And 3 massive willow trees, though 2 are on the frolf course so watch out for flying discs!
I took a few cell snaps of the park to show the features, it could totally work since its so centrally located in Beaverton.