There is no guessing that I am a dog person. I love to enjoy a long leisurely walk around my neighborhood with Buddy by my side. And though my pup is quite content with his daily on-leash walks, I know that my pet also greatly benefits from the occasional trip to our local designated off-leash dog parks in Oregon City!
Not only do these parks allow our favorite furry friends to have the opportunity to roam around these large areas, but also socialize with other dogs as well as other people too!
These designated off-leash dog parks not only benefit our pets, but also their owners! According to the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, dog parks help encourage pet owners to take a break throughout their day to enjoy the fresh-air, allow for physical exercise and provide an opportunity to socialize with other people within your community!
From all of these benefits there is no reason not to incorporate a weekly trip to a local dog park! So for you convenience, I have rounded up the top off-leash dog areas located in Oregon City!
Located at 711 12th Street, Barclay Park offers a beautiful and well maintained grass field, perfectly fit for play. Surrounded by large, mature trees, Barclay Park features designated off-leash dog areas and dog pots for cleaning up waste.
Nestled in the heart of the Park Place neighborhood at 16180 Front Avenue, Park Place Park offers 18.5 acres of natural areas, walking paths, a play area for children and an off-leash dog area. The park amenities also include parking spaces, restrooms, benches and more!
Located on Frontier Parkway off Meyers Road on the southern end of Oregon City, this park is the go-to-place for events and gatherings! With 17.5 acres of well-maintained Off-Leash Dog area, walking paths, ball fields, play structure and more, Wesley Lynn Park is the ideal place for not only your furry friends but also your family as well!
As you might want to explore each of these fantastic spots, it is important to note that with the privilege of a communities’ dog park there is also dog park etiquette that will help the community to further be in-favor of sustaining, preserving and growing the dog-park areas. To see the full list of OLDA Rules visit https://www.orcity.org/parksandrecreation.
Rule #1: Make sure that you clean up your dog’s waste immediately. No one wants to land their foot in some dog’s poop. As a way to be courteous to your fellow dog owners, and to keep the condition of the off-leash area clean it's important to pick up your doggies doo-doo ASAP.
Rule #2: Dogs must be leashed while entering and exiting the park.
Though we know you are excited to let your dog roam free, keeping your furry friend on their leash until you have fully entered the designated dog off-leash area is not only polite, it helps keep your dog safe!
Rule #3: Owners must be physically in the OLDA and supervise their dog with leash readily available.
No furry friend should be left unattended! OLDA allows you to have the freedom to interact and be at play with your dog! Take advantage of this opportunity to grow your relationship with your canine friend.
Rule #4 Aggressive Dogs should be removed immediately.
We all don’t want to be that person with the ill-mannered dog, but just like young children, your pup might get a little too wound up which means it's time for a break from the OLDA.
By following all of the rules provided by Oregon City Park and Recreation, your adventures to these various beautiful OLDA’s will be so fun! I would love to see a photo of your and your dog enjoy these lovely parks! Just post on facebook on instagram and make sure to tag @DiscoverOregonCity