If a list of the best dog parks in Oregon is what you need, the selection below has been put together especially for you.
1. Mt. Tabor Dog Off Leash Area (Portland)
Mt. Tabor Park is a beautiful city park located in Southeast Portland, Oregon. This unique park sits on what used to be a volcano – it’s now an inactive volcanic cinder cone that gives beautiful views over downtown Portland. The large park has many forested walking trails, water reservoirs, picnic areas, and a great off-leash dog area.
The off-leash dog area is a large space that’s open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm daily. The park is located in the southern portion of Mt. Tabor Park, along SE Division Street. Please ensure that your dog has a current license and rabies vaccine before visiting the park.
2. Keizer Rapids Dog Park (Salem)
Keizer Rapids Dog Park is located within Keizer Rapids Park in Salem, OR. As well as the dog park, Keizer Rapids Park features a large amphitheater, a disc golf course, and volleyball courts. The dog park has ample parking and a supply of drinking water for dogs.
Keizer Rapids Dog Park is divided into two fully-fenced sections – one for large dogs and one for smaller pups. Each section has a shade cover and seating where owners can take a break. Please make sure that you supervise your dog during your visit to the park.
3. Amazon Park (Eugene)
Located in south Eugene, Oregon, Amazon Park is a 100-acre area comprising ball fields, walking paths, a community garden, and a designated off-leash area for dogs. The dog park has ample convenient parking, shaded areas, and is fully enclosed for the safety of all pups.
The 3-acre dog park at Amazon Park is divided into two fully enclosed areas – one section where all dogs are welcome, and a 0.5-acre area specifically designed for small dogs under 25 pounds. Please clean up after your dog and ensure that they are supervised at all times.
4. Hondo Dog Park (Hillsboro)
Hondo Dog Park opened in 2007 and was the first off-leash dog park in Hillsboro, OR. The park is named after a K9 police dog, Hondo, who unfortunately lost his life in the line of duty. The park is divided into two areas, one for dogs of all sizes, and one specifically designed for small or timid dogs. There’s also a dedicated “winter-use” area that is open all year.
Hondo Dog Park features spacious grassy areas, trees for shade, drinking water stations for pups, and even some artificial fire hydrants! The park is open daily from dawn until 9:00 pm, and there are floodlights that turn on during the evening. Your dog must be licensed and vaccinated against rabies before visiting the park.
5. Main City Dog Park (Gresham)
Main City Dog Park is located within Main City Park – a community space in Gresham, OR, that covers over 20 acres of grassy space. As well as the dog park, other amenities at Main City Park include playgrounds, horseshoe pits, and baseball diamonds. There is also on-site parking for the dog park.
Main City Dog Park is fully enclosed and has a pine bark covering to reduce dust and mud. Please clean up after your dog and remove them if they show any signs of aggression. All dogs need to be on a leash when they enter and leave Main City Dog Park.
6. Sellwood Riverfront Park (Portland)
The Sellwood Riverfront Park is an 8-acre area alongside the Willamette River in Portland, OR. The park features many walking trails as well as a spacious, designated off-leash dog area in the middle of the park. There are restrooms nearby and lots of convenient parking for the dog park.
The dog park is open daily from 5:00 am until midnight. Please ensure that your dog is on a leash when you enter and leave the park, and always clean up after your pet. If your dog shows any signs of aggression towards other dogs or their owners, leash them and remove them from the park.
7. Minto-Brown Island Park (Salem)
Minto-Brown Island Park is a huge area with over 1,200 acres of open space in Salem, OR. This enormous park also includes a 30-acre area that’s a dedicated off-leash dog park, giving your dog plenty of space to play, exercise, and make some new friends.
The dog park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Please ensure that your dog is always on a leash except for when you are inside the designated off-leash area. Supervise your dog and please clean up their waste immediately.
8. Hazeldale Park/Dog Park (Hillsboro)
Hazeldale Park is located in Hillsboro, OR, and contains a fully fenced off-leash dog park. The dog park (located at the southern end of Hazeldale Park) covers around two acres of space, and has both grass and dirt surfaces.
Hazeldale Dog Park has water fountains, disposable waste bags, and benches where owners can relax. The grassy section is open from April to October, and the all-season section is open every day of the year. Please clean up after your dog using the bags provided.
Riverbend Park is one of the most picturesque parks in Oregon. Situated along the beautiful banks of the Deschutes River, the park spans a huge section through the town of Bend. There’s also a designated off-leash dog area that’s fully enclosed and even has some river access.
Please don’t bring your dog to Riverbend Dog Park if they have a history of aggression. If your dog is acting aggressively at the park, immediately remove them. Keep your dog on a leash whenever you are outside the designated off-leash area, and please clean up and dispose of your dog’s waste.
10. Willamette Park Off Leash Area (Portland)
Willamette Park Off Leash Area is open daily from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm. This dog park is located in southwest Portland, OR, inside Willamette Park. As well as the dog park, Willamette Park has tennis courts, soccer fields, and a boat launching area. There’s ample parking nearby.
The Willamette Park Off Leash Area requires that you remove your dog if they are acting aggressively. Dogs may only visit the park if they display tags showing proof of rabies vaccination and a current license. Owners may bring up to three dogs to the Willamette Park Off Leash Area at any one time.
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