Ardenwald - Johnson Creek Real Estate
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.
We have summer concerts in our little Ardenwald Park (built on land that was a gift from local residents, the same family that donated the land for Tideman Park) where kids can play while their parents relax until sunset, listening to jazz, marimba, blues and even Polka music.
Ours is an old fashioned community, where neighbors know each other. When we set up our summer reading in the park program, dozens of people come together over books and kids. When we walk over to the concerts, we can wave at our neighbors and often draw them along to join us. People stop to talk to each other. We share recipes. We sit down to coffee together in our kitchens and talk about what the neighborhood needs.
Our residents are actively engaged in the neighborhood association. It’s where we bring our issues, but it’s also where we work together to make ours a community we can be proud of." -ardenwald.org