Walk will take you to the Fogelbo House and its nice restaurant. Behind the house is the “Ole Bolle Troll” in all his wonder!

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Ole Bolle Troll

Year Round Walk

SN: 126727 - 2024 / Y3510

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Ole Bolle looking into the building.
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Ole Bolle leaning down next to the building
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10k Group walkers - 27 January Hosted YRE Walk.
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when is the event

From Fri, Jan 5th, 2024 to Dec 31st, 2024

Start times: Dawn to Dusk

Hosted on the Online Start Box (OSB) only

where is the event

Portland, Oregon

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

reasons to do the event

Special programs

Step to the Beat

CC: Multnomah County


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Event comments

7475 SW Oleson Road, Portland, Oregon. The Garden Home Recreation Center. I-5 Southbound: Take Exit 295 to Capitol Highway to Taylors Ferry Road. Turn Right at SW 80th Ave. Approximately 1/2 mile - turn RIght onto SW Oleson Road. A short distance to the parking lot for Garden Home Recreation Center with entrance on your Left. I-5 Northbound: Take the Hwy 217 exit Northbound towards Washington Square Mall. Once on Hwy 217 go to exit for SW Greenburg Road. Exit at SW Greenburg Road to traffic light. Right at traffic light onto SW Greenburg Road. Stay on SW Greenburg Road, crossing through the intersection with SW Hall Blvd. At this intersection SW Greenburg Road changes name to SW Oleson Road. Stay (continue) on SW Oleson Road to Garden Home Recreation Center on your Left. There are two 5km routes, both starting from the parking lot of the Garden Home Recreation Center. The southern route (rated 1B) will take you through some nice neighborhoods and parks on your way to the Fogelbo House and the Ole Bolle Troll, then bring you back to the Garden Home Recreation Center. The other 5km route (rated 1A) will take you past a baseball field and some parks with nice neighborhood homes. There is a pickle ball court for the ESVA That’s Entertainment challenge - keep your eyes open to find it.

conditions for the event

Rating: 1B, Distance: 5(1A), 5km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Hard

Wheelchairs: No

Event information

Restrooms are available inside the Garden Home Recreation Center. One is available immediately inside the entrance door on the left. While other restrooms are available down the hallway. See Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District website for hours of operation of the Garden Home Recreation Center.The South Loop is Rated 1B.The North Loop is Rated 1A.


how to get to the event

OSB - First register for the event

The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the event directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). To plan your travels, please use the map on this page or the maps phrase below, if provided by the club. The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.

Maps phrase and directions link

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Garden Home Recreation Center, 7475 SW Oleson Road, Portland, Oregon

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event sponsor

Columbia River Volkssport Club (AVA-0242)

point of contact

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