This week’s park is one I’ve had several photoshoots in. It’s where we did the AGP Senior Squad Styled Photoshoot in June! This park looks great in every season and has only one thing that really bothers me. Let’s check out Summerlake Park in Tigard, Oregon!
Summerlake park has many great features. There are two nice play structures, open soccer fields, restrooms, a large covered area with tables, paved paths, natural forest paths, wood bridges, large trees, a lake and goose poop. Lots of goose poop. This park is popular with people as well as the geese. You can’t step into the grass area without stepping in goose poop. It’s literally everywhere. I even took a picture of it because I don’t think I can describe just how much poo there really is! Open toed shoes and sandals aren’t a great idea at this park. But that is the only issue. And it has never stopped me from doing shoots here, I mean when you see all the other features a lil goose poop is annoying but eh, not that big of a deal.
Now that I’ve shaken my finger at the poop…lets see the good parts! This park is great no matter the season. I’ve had sessions in the fall when the leaves change a gorgeous red, orange and yellow in November, early spring the rhodie garden is beautiful and late spring brings out tiny wildflowers. So no matter when you want to do your senior portrait session there are lots of options for backdrops!
There are 2 wooden bridges, one skinny with a high arch and one that is long and wide. There is a paved path all the way around the lake and some forest paths to walk all the way to the lake edge. I prefer to stick to the shaded side of the lake but there are many spots to stop and take pictures. I should mention the water is always that murky brown-green color but pretty sure its because it full of even more goose poop. ha!
I just love this park! It’s easy to access, great features, great light and no matter the season has something special! What do you think? Wanna take your senior portraits here? Fall color will start late October/early November! If your yearbook deadline is December or later this could be a great option!