Wheaton Regional Park

2000 Shorefield Rd,
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Great for Portraits

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Wheaton Regional Park is a beloved destination near Silver Spring, Maryland, known for its family-friendly activities, picturesque views, and numerous recreational amenities. Established in 1960, the park covers over 500 acres and has become a popular spot for picnics, nature walks, sports games, and family outings.

One of the most prominent attractions in the park is the historic Wheaton Park Carousel. Built in 1915, the carousel features 33 hand-carved wooden animals and provides a charming and nostalgic backdrop for family and individual portraits. The carousel has been restored and maintained over the years, and visitors can ride it for a small fee.

Another popular attraction in the park is the miniature train that circles around a track, providing visitors with a scenic tour of the park’s various attractions. This train ride is perfect for families with young children and provides a unique opportunity for portrait photography.

The park also features several playground installations, including Adventure Playground and Pine Lake Playground, which offer a wide range of activities for kids of all ages. These playgrounds provide an excellent setting for candid and posed family portraits, with plenty of space and colorful backgrounds.

While the park’s aesthetic may not be as visually striking as some other options, its natural beauty and abundance of recreational activities make it an excellent spot for family and individual portraits. The park has an array of natural settings that can provide a backdrop for photos, including wooded trails and open fields. Additionally, the park’s numerous amenities make it easy for families to spend an entire day exploring and taking photos.

Wheaton Regional Park

2000 Shorefield Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(301) 495-2595

Portrait Permits & Costs

Permit Required:


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April – November

Parking info:

Parking is available in the on-site parking lots. We recommend parking in the lower lot near the carousel building, which you can reach by following the traffic circle off of Shorefield Rd to the right when entering the park.

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