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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



2909 SW 2nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97201

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Ladybug Walks

Ladybug Nature Walks (geared for children ages 2-5)

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.

Join us for a drop-in Ladybug Walk on a Thursday or Friday morning, mid-February through mid-November! All walks begin at 10:00 AM, rain or shine. No pre-registration required. $4 per preschooler suggested, no charge for adults. For more info, call 503-823-3601. Printable schedule for the entire year (2017). We offer weekly walks for the general public, but we ask that preschool groups, classrooms, and organizations with more than five children schedule a private Ladybug Walk. More information on Private Ladybug Walks.

Upcoming Walks - 2017 Walks begin February 16!

 Day of Week  Date  Location  Meeting Spot
 Thursday  Feb 16  Sellwood Park - Bluff Trailhead  **Note Meeting Spot: At the picnic tables near SE 7th and Malden
 Friday  Feb 17  Kelley Point Park  At the furthest parking lot on N Kelley Point Park Rd (off Marine Dr, 4 miles west of I-5)
 Thursday  Feb 23  Marshall Park  **Note Meeting Spot: Near playground on SE 12 Dr (off SW Taylor's Ferry Ct)
 Friday  Feb 24  Westmoreland Park  At picnic tables along SE 22nd Ave (SE 22nd & SE Rex St) - Please be mindful of where you park!
 Thursday  Mar 2  Ventura Park  Near parking lot at SE 113th Ave, just north of SE Stark St
 Friday  Mar 3  Whitaker Ponds Nature Park At covered gazebo on NE 47th, 1 block north of NE Columbia Blvd (7040 NE 47th Ave) 
Thursday Mar 9 Whitaker Ponds Nature Park At covered gazebo on NE 47th, 1 block north of NE Columbia Blvd (7040 NE 47th Ave)
Friday Mar 10 Tideman-Johnson Natural Area At restrooms near intersection of SE Johnson Creek Blvd and Springwater Corridor Trail (next to 4403 SE Johnson Creek Blvd)
Thursday Mar 16 Kenilworth Park **Note Meeting Spot: At picnic tables near SE 32nd and SE Cora Dr
Friday Mar 17 Albert Kelly Park **Note Meeting Spot: At the cul-du-sac at the end of SW Mitchell St, off SW Dosch Rd

Bathrooms at most parks are open April - October. Some are open all year. Some have porta-potties available. During the winter, early spring, and late fall months, we suggest you "go" before you show up, just in case!

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A short Ladybug Walk video...