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Whitaker Ponds Nature Park

This is a really great nature walk around two ponds near downtown Portland, OR perfect for the elderly or small children
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.6 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview :  Enjoy this short walk around this natural area. This is a great place for watching birds. Children will be occupied reading the many... more »

Tips:  To get to the ponds follow 42nd Ave north out of downtown Portland to just pass where it crosses Rte. 30 and becomes 47th Ave. You'll... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking

Park here to start your nature walk around the Pond.

2. Lewis & Clark Garden and Observation Deck

The garden houses Northwestern plants and the deck provides a great overlook over the pond for birds and fish. From here follow the path around the pond in a counter-clockwise direction.

3. Baseball Fields

The path passes a baseball field, then between the two ponds to another baseball field.

4. Bench

Here you will find a bench to relax at.

5. Canoe Launch

Here is a canoe launch into the Whitaker Slough waterway if you have one.