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Buddy Attick Lake Park

555 Crescent Rd,
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Great for Portraits
and in our standard portraits service area.

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Buddy Attick Lake Park is a hidden gem located in Greenbelt, Maryland. The park was named after a former city mayor, William “Buddy” Attick, who was instrumental in its development. It covers approximately 42 acres and features a picturesque lake, a trail system, and a variety of wildlife. Buddy Attick Lake Park has become a popular location for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and photographers looking for a scenic backdrop for their portraits.

The park was established in the late 1960s as part of a larger project to address flooding issues in the area. Over the years, the park has undergone several renovations to improve its amenities, including the addition of picnic areas and a playground. Despite its relatively small size, Buddy Attick Lake Park has become a popular destination for people looking to enjoy a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

One of the reasons why Buddy Attick Lake Park is such a great location for portraits is its natural beauty. The lake is surrounded by lush trees and winding trials, which provide a stunning backdrop for photos. The park’s trail system offers lots of opportunities for photos, with bridges, boardwalks, and meandering paths that wind through the woods.

However, it’s important to note that Buddy Attick Lake Park is not the most unique location for portraits, and it may not be the best option for large groups. The park can be quite crowded, particularly during peak season, and the natural lighting options in the park setting don’t always accommodate large groups very well. Additionally, for those interested in portraits, the park is not particularly accessible for people with mobility concerns.

Additionally, while Buddy Attick Lake Park is a great location for portraits during the spring, summer, and fall, it’s not particularly suitable during the winter months. The park can be quite bleak and barren during this time, which can make for less-than-ideal portrait conditions.

Buddy Attick Lake Park

555 Crescent Rd
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301) 397-2200

Portrait Permits & Costs

Permit Required:
Portraits Service Area:

Buddy Attick Lake Park is in our standard portraits service area.


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Best from:
April – November

Parking info:

Parking is available to the north of the park off of Crescent Rd. This parking lot can sometimes fill up during peak times, such as federal holidays in the spring and summer, and on weekends when the weather is very nice. In this case, street parking is available on Crescent Rd.

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