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Johnson Creek Days- Crystal Springs Walking Tour

Sep 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the Crystal Springs Partnership for a walk along the creek from bottom to top, highlighting past, present, and future enhancements and restoration of Crystal Springs Creek. It has been the better part of a decade since we hosted a walking tour, and a lot has happened since then! Our walk will include stops at the confluence with Johnson Creek, the Brannen Natural Area site, Westmoreland Park, followed by a peek at the creek as it passes Westmoreland Union Manor and the Eastmoreland Golf Course. We’ll stop at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, and finish up at Reed College Canyon.


What: Walking tour of Crystal Springs

When: September 16th, 2023 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Meet at Johnson Creek Park (directions emailed after registration) and set off to visit various sites along Crystal Springs Creek. The tour is 5 miles roundtrip.

How to prepare: This event will happen rain or shine, so dress for weather: rain coat, warm layers, sun hat, and sunscreen as necessary. Wear sturdy, close-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a filled water bottle and a snack.

Health and Safety: We will follow current Oregon Health Authority guidelines. Masks are not required, but encouraged in indoor spaces where social distancing is not possible. Stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of any contagious illness or have had recent contact with someone exhibiting symptoms of any illness.

Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an attentive adult.

Accessibility: This event requires walking up to 5 miles. Accommodations can be made to reduce the length of the tour. Please contact Crystal Springs Partnership at crystalspringscc@gmail.com for accommodations. To return to Johnson Creek Park via bus take the 19 from Woodstock Blvd to SE Milwaukie and Clayborn and get on the 70 to SE 17th and Clatsop. Bus fare can be provided by Crystal Springs Partnership, please email crystalspringscc@gmail.com. Restrooms are available at Eastmoreland Golf Course. 



Thank you to our partners and funders! Crystal Springs Partnership, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Mintkeski Family Fund of the Oregon Community, and Portland General Electric.


Check out our other Johnson Creek Days events!

Restoration Site Bike Tour 

Tuesday, September 12th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Science in the Park

Saturday, September 16th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm


Sep 16, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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