About Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood
In the heart of the Portland portion of our neighborhood sits Tideman Johnson Park, a wildlife area that’s home to coyotes, beavers, dozens of varieties of birds and waterfowls (including the occasional bald eagles), and the site of a comprehensive plan to recover salmon and steelhead runs. Tideman Park provides schools with an unmatched opportunity to study fish and wildlife habitat by spending time in it. The metropolitan region’s Springwater Corridor passes through Tideman Park, offering bicyclists, joggers and people just out for a stroll respite from more urbanized stretches of the corridor.
Ardenwald is a family-oriented neighborhood. Our local elementary school – Ardenwald Elementary – is the center of community life. People with families move here to send their kids to Ardenwald. At our neighborhood’s Annual Ardenwald Bicycle Parade, a celebration of the September return to school, hundreds of kids and parents walk, ride bikes or stand along the curbs to cheer us on.