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Allen Pond

3330 Northview Dr,
Bowie, MD 20716
Great for Portraits
and in our standard portraits service area.

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Allen Pond Park is a popular recreational area located in Bowie, Maryland. The park was originally farmland and was eventually acquired by the Allen family, who established a tobacco plantation. The land was then purchased by the District of Columbia government in the 1930s and was used as a campsite for the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Over the years, the park has undergone several renovations and expansions to become the beloved community gathering place it is today. It now boasts over 85 acres of parkland, including a large lake, a playground, picnic areas, sports fields, and a skate park. Additionally, the park features several walking and jogging trails, making it a popular spot for outdoor enthusiasts.

While Allen Pond Park may not be the most picturesque or unique location for family portraits, it offers several advantages. Firstly, it is geographically convenient for people in the area who do not want to travel far for a portrait session. Additionally, the park provides a variety of backdrops for photos, including the lake, the foliage, playgrounds and an amphitheater. The park’s wide-open spaces and natural lighting also make it an ideal spot for capturing candid and natural-looking family portraits.

Moreover, the park has several amenities that families can enjoy before or after the photo session. The playground and sports fields provide a fun and engaging way for children to burn off some energy, while the picnic areas and grills allow families to have a meal together in a scenic setting.

Location Limitations:

During peak times of the week, and especially on holidays, Allen Pond can become overwhelmed with visitors from the surrounding neighborhoods and some of it’s most interesting areas may not be suitable for photography.

Allen Pond

3330 Northview Dr
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 809-3011

Portrait Permits & Costs

Permit Required:
Portraits Service Area:

Allen Pond is in our standard portraits service area.


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Best from:
April – November

Parking info:

Several large parking lots can be found on the property adjacent to park amenities.

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