Looking for a wildflower photo op? If you want to take pictures of your kids in front of the flowers, or just enjoy some fields of wildflowers, I know just the place!
Update: As of today, May 23rd, 2021 the fields are in bloom and looking gorgeous! This post was originally written in 2020.
It’s the Van Lierop Park in Puyallup, and as you can see, it’s gorgeous right now with fields of lupine in bloom, and yes, it’s open, so you can enjoy the short, paved paths and the eye popping views without breaking any rules.
When we were there there were about six other families, but it wasn’t hard to stay socially distant.
You’ll find it next to Farm 12 and across from the Foothills Trail. There isn’t a lot to the park right now, but there are nice, paved paths for strolling or walking.
You should also know that there are plenty of places where the kids can pose in front of the flowers without actually wading into the fields. While there aren’t actually signs saying not to, it’s just not a great idea to tromp into the actual flowers for your photos.
And, btw, if you’re down there, you may want to stop by Farm 12 for some amazing to-go eats.