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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Support Environmental Education

If you are interested in any of the opportunities below, please call our office at 503-823-3601.

Supplies Needed by Environmental Education 

  • Vine Maple, Maple, or Cherry wood branches - We go through a lot of wood cookies each year. If you have Vine Maple, Maple, or Cherry wood (we need 4 ft lengths and 2.5-4 inches in diameter), please call us and we'll tell you where to drop it off, or if you're not too far away, we'll come get it!
  • Child-sized mittens, gloves, and hats
  • Metal serving spoons or table-spoons

Support our "Spread the Ladybug Love" Initiative!!

  • We are raising money to help offer Ladybug Walks at low-cost/no-cost to communities of color, communities whose primary language is something other than English, and under-served neighborhoods in Portland. Read more about this on our Ladybug page - portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/597586

Ladybug walk at Leach Botanical Garden

Your Time is Valuable! Can You Share It?

  • Become a Ladybug Walk Volunteer Leader and help connect our youngest participants and their families to nature in the city. Ladybug Walks occur on Friday mornings year-round.  After taking the training and passing a background check, we then allow you shadow a few walks until you are ready to lead on your own. Visit the Ladybug Walk page if you would like to learn more about the walks.
  • Help a young adult apply for natural resources internships at a Resume Writing Workshop. The teens you would be helping are graduates of our GRUNT and Youth Conservation Crew programs and 58% speak English as an alternate language.