Places in Portland, Oregon for a Single Dad to Take His 2 Year Old

Updated on September 05, 2009
P.C. asks from Portland, OR
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Would folks here have any suggestions about places where I could take my son (2 years of age) for guided nature walks with other groups of toddlers and parents?

I am aware of other places where there are guided children's activities, like the Oregon Zoo and the Portland Children's Museum.

Thanks.

all the best,
P.

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D.T.

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It looks like this group is still running. It has been awhile since I did any hikes with them and no longer seem to be getting email updates. Hope it works out for you.

http://www.outdoordads.org/

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J.P.

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P.,
The Tualatin Hills Parks dept has some guided nature classes nad tours for preschoolers. I saw them in the back of the catalog for Fall term. You can find a catalog at the Washington county rec centers or on-line at thprd.org
Hope it helps & have fun!

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D.T.

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contact or get a schedule of the parks and recreation in your area.

R.S.

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Forest Park & Tryon Creek State parks I believe do have programs for nature walks

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K.R.

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I was going to recommend Rose's ideas ... but also mention that I think it is mostly non-state groups that host those, like maybe Friends of Forest Park or some local parenting group, and I know Tryon has at least one really strong volunteer group that is the actual presence on the ground more than the gvt folks (budget issues and all that). So finding a local greenspace and Googling for groups that hike there, might get you your answers.

Seems like I also read a good parenting-hike article about the parks just east of Troutdale, out on the Sandy, once ...

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P.B.

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Have you looked up the various parks around here. I hear that Tryon Park has guided nature walks that I was going to take my little boy too but, never seemed to be that organized. There should be a website for it. Good luck.

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D.T.

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It looks like this group is still running. It has been awhile since I did any hikes with them and no longer seem to be getting email updates. Hope it works out for you.

http://www.outdoordads.org/

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A.G.

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Check out OutdoorDads.org
Very nice group. People there may know of other similar groups. Good luck.
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C.A.

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Here is a link to Ladybug Nature Walks.

http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/index.cfm?a=226980&am...

These are for 'preschoolers & parents'. The cost s $3 for each walk. They occur mostly on Friday mornings and occasionally on Saturdays. The program is through Portland Parks & Rec.

The link is to a brochure about the program. If it doesn't work for you just google - ladybug nature walks portland. It will come right up.

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