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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Give back to Environmental Education

Thanks for checking out this page! If you are interested in any of the opportunities below, please call our office at 503-823-3601.

Wish List / Supplies We Need:

  • Give us your wood! No seriously, 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 at the office, and we'll tell you where to drop it off, or if you're not too far away, we'll come get it!
  • We are always in need of kid-sized mittens (or gloves) and hats.
  • Metal serving spoons or table-spoons are a hot commodity too since they tend to get left behind after a digging session.

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 -

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 a Second Language. 


Ladybug walk at Leach Botanical GardenA gorgeous handmade wreath !