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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Dogs & Off-Leash Program

  • Play Keeps Pets Healthy Daily play and socialization has big benefits for dog's health and wellness (photo courtesy Ken Nielsen)

  • Make Parks Safe and Fun for All Keep dogs on leash unless you're in a designated off-leash area, and always scoop poop

  • Enjoy Off-Leash Areas Portland offers 33 off-leash areas - the most per capita of any U.S. city - for dog recreation

Portland Park & Recreation’s 33 off-leash areas (OLAs) provide a wide variety of recreation options for dogs and their owners.
Find an OLA in your neighborhood: Fenced | Unfenced

The Dog Off-Leash Program works to:

  • Provide OLAs that are healthy, fun places for dogs to play.
  • Promote compliance with leash laws and scoop laws.
  • Encourage responsible use of parks and OLAs.
  • Connect owners with the resources they need to enjoy off-leash areas.
  • Support volunteer and fundraising efforts.

Reporting problems or conflicts helps keep parks safe and healthy.

  • Have a general comment or question? Call the Dog Information Line at 503-823-DOGS.
  • Maintenance concerns can be reported via ParkScan, online or by calling 503-823-DOGS.
  • Altercations or leash and scoop law violations can be reported by calling the Park Rangers at 503-823-1637. If an injury or emergency situation is occurring, always call 9-1-1.
  • Report injuries to pets or people after incidents occur by contacting Multnomah County Animal Services at 503-988-PETS.