Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)
1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204
Ladybug Walks are perfect for preschoolers and parents who want to explore nature in Portland's parks with trained preschool naturalists! Children are guided along the trails of various parks in all corners of the city by an Environmental Educator. Walks go at just the right pace and introduce children to forests, water, insects, plants, and animals. We offer weekly walks for the public, but we can tailor a private Ladybug Walk for preschool groups, classrooms, and organizations. More information on Private Ladybug Walks.
Join us for a drop-in Ladybug Walk on a Friday morning, mid-February through early November!
All walks begin at 10:00 AM, rain or shine. No pre-registration required. $4 per preschooler, no charge for adults. For more info, call 503-823-3601. Printable schedule for the entire year (2016).
|Date||Site||Meeting Location NOTE: **GPS or a mobile app may take you to a different area!**|
|May 27||Powell Butte Nature Park RR||Meet at Visitors Center. South (up the hill) on SE 162nd Ave from Powell Blvd|
|Jun 3||Cathedral Park ST RR||In St. Johns, from N Lombard St take N Baltimore Ave south and follow to the parking lot. Meet at the
restrooms by the boat launch. N Balitmore Ave and N Bradford St.
|Jun 10||Lents Park ST BUS RR||Meet in parking lot at intersection of SE 89th & Steele. Bus #17|
|Jun 17||Washington Park ST BUS RR||Note: Pay-to-Park! Amphitheater near rose garden (850 SW Rose Garden Blvd.) Bus #63 or MAX and
Washington Park Shuttle
|Jun 24||Grant Park ST BUS RR||**Please note meeting spot: Meet at NE 36th & Brazee. Bus #70 (33rd & Brazee)|
|Jul 1||Brentwood Park ST BUS RR||Meet in park near SE 62nd and SE Cooper. Bus #19 stops at SE Duke and SE 64th.|
|Jul 8||Knott Park ST BUS RR||**Please note meeting spot: Near the parking lot adjacent to NE 112th & Russell St. Bus #23 & #71
(122nd & NE Sacramento)
|Jul 15||Kenilworth Park ST BUS RR||**Please note meeting spot: Near the intersection of SE 32nd & Cora Dr, just north of Holgate. Bus #17|
|Jul 22||Council Crest Park||Meet at circle inside stone wall at top of hill above Council Crest Drive. Take SW Talbot Drive from SW Vista
Ave or SW Patton Rd, turn right on SW Greenway Drive to SW Council Crest Drive and drive uphill.
|Jul 29||Berkeley Park ST BUS RR||Meet by the tennis courts near SE Cesar Chavez & Bybee Blvd. Park on the street. Bus #19|
|Aug 5||Columbia Children’s
Arboretum ST RR
|**Please note meeting spot: Take Marine Drive east from I-5. Turn south on NE 13th (across from Portland
Yacht Club). Turn right on Meadow Drive. Turn left after 6 houses on unmarked gravel road. Meet at
|Aug 12||Elk Rock Island RR||Take McLoughlin Blvd (Hwy 99E) through Milwaukie to SE River Rd. Drive south to SE Sparrow, go
west to SE 19th and park along the road. Meet at corner of SE 19th & Sparrow by the trailhead.
|Aug 19||Marshall Park RR||**Please note meeting spot: From SW Taylors Ferry Rd, turn on Taylor’s Ferry Ct (watch for signs to the park).
Turn right and follow 12th Drive to the end. Park along the south side of the street (check the signs!)
|Aug 26||Ventura Park ST BUS||SE Stark St and SE 113th Ave. Parking lot off of SE 113th Ave (just north of Stark St). Bus #20 or #71|
|Sep 2||Irving Park ST BUS RR||Near the tennis courts on NE 7th near NE Fargo. Bus #24 or #6|
Key to Abbreviations:
ST = stroller friendly
BUS = TriMet transportation available. May involve walking a few blocks. Please check routes.
RR = restroom or port-a-potty available
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Arrange a private Ladybug Walk for your group - great for preschool field trips, day care activities, and birthday parties!
Our private Ladybug Walks give your group of children age 2-5 a chance to explore with our highly-trained, specialized Preschool Naturalists. Not only do our Preschool Naturalists know nature, they also know what makes young children tick! Children borrow our sought-after Ladybug Backpacks for their walk while they engage in nature exploration, learning, and play. Ladybug Walks last for 60 minutes and can be done at most Portland parks or natural areas. We’ll work with you to choose one that makes sense!
Current Rates for Ladybug Walks are as follows:
How do I schedule a private Ladybug Walk?
WE ARE HAPPY TO BOOK A PRIVATE LADYBUG WALK on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and weekends. Arranging a program takes time. Please allow at least a full month for coordination.