Town Centre Park is a large city park. You will find sports fields, a stadium, volleyball courts, a water park and picturesque Lafarge Lake. The area was once the site of a gravel mine, and was donated to the city in the mid 1980’s. There is a wide trail that circles the lake, meandering through patches of forest and rolling meadow.
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I love the park in both the fall and spring, especially the area surrounding the lake. You can shoot fantastic fall foliage shots in the autumn, often softened with fog or mist. In the spring, hundreds of cherry blossom trees will be in full bloom, and provide a spectacular show.
My favorite lenses for this location are my 24-70mm wide-angle, and my 105mm macro. If you are interested in sports photography, you can almost always find action at one of the nearby fields, so bring a longer lens if that is your niche.
The park is a well used by locals, so for a quitter time, arrive early morning. Don’t be afraid of the rain, you can get some wonderfully moody shots of the lake if it is overcast or drizzling. Make sure you bring a circular polarizing filter to enhance colors and cut through the glare and reflections on wet leaves and rocks.