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.
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 all begin at 10am and go for about an hour (And if you need to leave early because "it's just not working today," we totally understand!)
|Day of Week||Date||Location||Meeting Spot|
|Thursday||May 18||Mt Tabor Park||At the picnic shelter across from the playground|
|Friday||May 19||Maricara Natural Area||NOTE MEETING SPOT! At the kiosk along SW 25th Ave (2 blocks south of SW Huber St)|
|Thursday||May 25||Council Crest Park||At the stone circle at the top of the hill, uphill from SW Council Crest Dr|
|Friday||May 26||Powell Butte Nature Park||At the visitor's center, up the hill from SE 162nd Ave and Powell Blvd|
|Friday||June 2||Brentwood Park||At the trees near SE 62nd and SE Cooper St|
|Friday||June 9||Washington Park - Rose Garden||NOTE! PAY TO PARK! AT the amphitheater near the rose garden (850 SW Rose Garden Blvd)|
|Friday||June 16||Lents Park||At the parking lot near the intersection of SE 89th & Steele St (near the community garden)|
|Friday||June 23||Grant Park||NOTE MEETING SPOT! AT the east side entrance (NE 36th & Brazee St)|
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...