Mary S. Young park has a dog park, beaches, rock skipping, lush hiking trails, pedestrian bridge to Cedar Island Park. The park offers a peaceful place to walk or sit by the Willamette River. About 128 acres, this quiet, forested park is a favorite for urban birders. As you walk deeper into the forest on the numerous trails (5-8 miles worth), it’s easy to forget you’re in a city. It’s a super short walk to get there from the house. Just turn left at the end of the driveway (toward Mapleton Dr.) and follow Nixon Ave until you reach a dead end at Riverside Loop trail in the park.