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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

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


Check out the 2014 calendar for public events in Portland parks!

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


"The Park That Nearly Wasn't"

Learn about the amazing history of Forest Park, and the people who fought to get it created with a tour led by botanist and author Marcy Houle.


Directions to meeting location: The trailhead is on NW 53rd Drive. There is a pull out at Wild Cherry Trail entrance. If you are going up Cornell Road, turn on NW 53rd Drive and follow the road uphill for 0.9 mile to a large parking area on the right.