Type “Hays Tree Garden” into Google Maps and we are on the water’s edge right there.

First Option: Science Center / Cuthbert parking lot.  Located on Leo Harris parkway.  Free parking.  No restrooms!  Park at the West side of the lot and look for the artistic, white metal arch (photo below).  Walk under this and then across the footbridge as if you were going to a concert.  Then turn right, head West to our location nearby.

Second Option: Alton Baker Park main entrance.  Free parking.  A slightly longer walk to our location but restrooms are available here.  To find us just walk on Pre’s running trail for about 400 yards.  It’s the bark -a- mulch pathway accessible from the parking lot.

Type “Hays Tree Garden” into Google Maps and we are on the water’s edge right there.

The Canoe Canal is 2+ miles in length and is a great venue for flatwater paddling!  Notice the winding waterway (Canoe Canal) which takes its water from the Mighty Willamette River.  The Canal water rejoins the river just below the two large ponds, and just above the Ferry street bridge.  There are three portage locations…. the ford and two dams.  Here you will have to get out of your boat and carry it a short distance to the next section of water.