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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

What to Bring

Our programs are very active, and we are outside rain or shine. The children who have the most successful experiences are those who arrive with appropriate clothing, footwear, and food. (If you are worried about your child needing a change of clothes, send along some extra clothes in a large Ziploc bag!) Children f(and PARENTS TOO if you're doing the Lil Nature Families class) should come to each day of the program with the following:

  • Warm clothes, rain gear & rain boots as needed! (Remember that many of our parks are at elevation and along rivers and can feel colder than right outside your house!)
  • We require hat & mittens each day of class during the school year!
  • A portable snack to have along the trail (fruit, veggies, granola bar, hummus/pita, cheese, etc)
  • Water bottle (small enough for little hands to deal with but big enough to hold at least 8 oz of water)
  • Comfortable backpack that’s an appropriate size/weight for your child to hold the snack & water bottle - we like kids to have free hands for exploring