Dog parks around Portland, Oregon

Take your furry friend to one of these outdoor spaces for playtime + socializing

Three dogs stand in a grassy field near a tree on a summer day.

If the lolling tongues are any indicator, Fernhill Dog Park is canine approved.

Photo by @meggs_benny

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Dog parks are an important part of Portland, providing a designated space for you + your furry friends to enjoy the outdoors. In a list of the most pet-friendly cities across the country, Portland ranked No. 3.

If you’re looking for a way to safely explore the outdoors with your pup, our roundup of eight dog parks around Portland provides plenty of options with pet-friendly amenities like water taps, seasonal terrain, and double-fenced areas for all types of dogs.

🐾 Fernhill Park, 4050 NE Holman St.

With four acres of off-leash play area, you can enjoy a game of fetch with your pup or let them run free and burn energy with other furry friends. Note: If your dog isn’t well trained, it’s recommended to avoid the off-leash area as it has no fence and is close to a busy street. There are plenty of on-leash places to explore across the entire 26-acre park.

🐾 Sellwood Riverfront Park, 1221 SE Oaks Park Way

If your dog likes water, then they’ll want to visit this play area. The 1.5-acre off-leash area has access to water for dogs to swim safely. After splashing around, take your leashed pup down one of the paved paths to dry off. Please note that this space does not provide fresh water nor waste bags for pets, so bringing your own is required.

🐾 Cycle Dog, 2056 NW Pettygrove St.

What could be better than some Earth-friendly dog products and happy pups? This tavern — with more than 60 beers — boasts an indoor + outdoor dog park. Reservations are required for the indoor park, available in 30-minute intervals. Hours vary, check their website for more details and to register your dog beforehand.

🐾 Mt. Tabor Dog Park, 2219 SE 68th Ave.

Even though the off-leash area is not entirely fenced-in, dogs can still enjoy running up and down the steep inclines. Fresh water is available at the park; make sure to plan ahead as parking is sparse near the dog area. Note: Pets are not allowed within Mt. Tabor Amphitheater on concert days.

🐾 Hollywood Dog Park at Normandale Park, Northeast 57th Avenue + Halsey Street

If you want your smaller pup to play with someone their own size, this 1.5-acre off-leash dog run area offers a separate play space for small dogs to enjoy. The space is completely fenced-in + is open to the public from 5-12 a.m.

🐾 Luuwit View Dog Park, 12641 NE Fremont St.

Head over to this park from sunrise to sunset and enjoy the double fenced-in dog area with paved paths. There’s also a skatepark and playground if the whole family tags along. Note: It’s important that your pet is leashed when entering + exiting the fenced-in area.

🐾 Gabriel Park, Southwest 45th Avenue + Vermont Street

This state-of-the-art park is perfect for the entire family. The kids can enjoy the playground area while your dog can drool over the 1.5-acre off-leash fenced park with fresh water + drinking bowls. The summer area offers natural grass and is bordered on one side by a row of tall trees, and during the winter, a different section of the park with sand is open for pups to play.

🐾 IKE Memorial Dog Park (AKA Ross Dog Park), 5167 NE 15th Ave., Vancouver, WA

This Vancouver park offers eight acres of fully fenced play space, with off-leash areas designated for both large and small dogs + an optional area for small breeds. The park is double-gated with drinking fountains for the pups.

This is not an exhaustive list, so let us know if we missed your favorite local dog park.