EL PASO, Texas -- After a year without in-person graduation ceremonies across the Borderland due to the Covid-19 pandemic, area high schools and universities have commencements in full swing during the month of May.
Along with the pomp and circumstance of the commencement celebrations, it also means it's time to take those graduation cap and gown photos.
Here are five suggestions, courtesy of ABC-7's media partners at KLAQ, for the best places in El Paso to take memorable graduation photos...
- The Municipal Rose Garden, at 1702 N. Copia Street at Aurora, has four-acres featuring a waterfall, Koi pond, plaza area and of course, 1,500 bushes of blooming roses.
- San Jacinto Plaza, the historic park on the corner of Oregon and Mills in the heart of downtown, is a favorite with the Los Lagartos statue, its canopy of trees and walking paths and bridges
- The Plaza Theater, at 125 West Mills Avenue, is one of the city's most well-known landmarks since the 1930s and offers a legendary spot for photos in front of the marquee.
- Scenic Drive, of course, offers a panoramic perspective of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez like none-other from its rocky overlook with benches and paths.
- Tom Lea Upper Park, at 900 Rim Road, while a small city park is known for offering sweeping mountain and city views.
For additional graduation photo location ideas, visit KLAQ's full list of recommendations.