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Yards Park

355 Water St SE,
Washington, DC 20003
Great for Portraits
and in our standard portraits service area.

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Yards Park, located in Washington D.C., is a popular destination for portrait and wedding photoshoots. This park offers a unique blend of modern and historical elements, making it the perfect backdrop for capturing memories.

Yards Park was created as part of the revitalization of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, and it opened in 2010. The park covers several acres of land and features a variety of amenities, including a performance pavilion, fountains, a boardwalk, and several public art installations. This beautiful space is surrounded by many iconic structures, including the Washington Navy Yard and the Nationals Park Stadium.

For photographers, Yards Park provides a diverse range of options for capturing stunning shots. The performance pavilion, fountains, and boardwalk are particularly popular spots for portrait shoots. These areas offer a range of light and shadows, as well as interesting angles and textures, which are ideal for creating dynamic and engaging images.

In addition to its photographic appeal, Yards Park is also convenient for those who are planning photoshoots. The park is open daily from dawn until dusk, making it easy to schedule shoots at a time that works best for you. Its location near the Washington Navy Yard also makes it easily accessible for those who are coming from other parts of the city.

Yards Park

355 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Portrait Permits & Costs

Permit Required:
Portraits Service Area:

Yards Park is in our standard portraits service area.


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Best from:
April – November

Parking info:

Street parking is often available around Water St and 4th St. There are also paid public garages a short distance away west from the park on Water St, and east of the park on N St.

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