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Whitaker Ponds Accessibility
Distance: Very slow walking for 2 hours.
Pacing: Very slow.
Elevation Changes: None
Trail Tread: Trails are flat, and typically 4-6 feet wide with gravel tread. There are two wooden ramps with gentle pitch down to the pond and the slough.
Bathrooms: There is one ADA-accessible portapotty at the site in the parking lot.
Parking: Large parking lot
Public Transit: TriMet bus #75 makes a stop at the corner of NE 47th Avenue and Columbia Blvd and visitors can walk north from there to the park entrance.
Dr. Tia Ho
Dr. Tia H Ho (she/they) guides sensitive, growth-focused people out of their heads and into their life with mindfulness and nature-based courses, workshops, outdoor experiences, and emotional capacity coaching. Tia's background as an environmental educator, a two-decade meditation practitioner, a childhood trauma survivor, and a community health researcher informs her work. She is committed to guiding individuals and teams to understand their resilience and innate stress recovery capacity even in the face of challenges. When not guiding support-focused workshops, she facilitates community health and community development classes as an adjunct Senior Instructor at Portland State University and provides community health consulting to organizations.