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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

Frequently Asked Questions

Are dogs allowed in Portland parks?

 Yes, dogs are welcome visitors to most Portland parks, trails, and natural areas! 

When visiting parks with pets, remember:  
  • Dogs must always be on leash when not in a designated off-leash area
  • No dogs, on or off-leash, are allowed at Tanner Springs Park, Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, Foster Floodplain Natural Area, or the amphitheater at Mt Tabor Park
  • Law also requires that pet waste must be picked up and disposed of in a trash can
  • Being in an off-leash area does not exempt owners or handlers from obeying scoop laws
  • Scoop bags are not supplied, so bring bags with you
  • Violation of leash or scoop laws will result in a fine of up to $150, so do follow the rules

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