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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Urban Forestry Events Calendar

This calendar lists all of the events hosted by PP&R Urban Forestry, including Urban Forest Workshops, Neighborhood Tree Steward events, Tree Inventory Project events, and Arbor Month events.

The Park That Nearly Wasn't

Trailhead is on NW 53rd Drive, just .9 mile off Cornell Road, if you are driving past Portland Audubon.

Saturday, April 5 2014, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


A tour through Forest Park


Event Types > Community Events


Walk the beautiful Wild Cherry/Dogwood Loop In Forest Park and learn how this urban wilderness came to be. Why is Portland so fortunate to have this park -- the lungs of our city -- instead of a massive housing development that was planned for it? It's a tale of vision, of great disappointments, and of unwavering devotion by men and women of Portland's past. While we hear the stories, we'll identify native birds, flora and fauna as it presents itself. Come rain or shine! Proper foot wear recommended.


Directions to meeting location: The walk begins at the Wild Cherry Trail head on NW 53rd Drive. From the Portland Audobon building on Cornell Road, travel West to SW 53rd Street and proceed about .9 of a mile to the Wild Cherry Trail.