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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Off-Leash Area Rules

Keep Portland's off-leash areas healthy and fun for play by knowing and following OLA rules of use: 

  • Dogs must demonstrate appropriate social interaction
  • Dogs displaying aggressive behavior toward people or other dogs must be leashed and removed from the OLA immediately
  • Owners and handlers must accept responsibility for any damage or injury caused by their dog
  • Dogs must display tags showing proof of current license and rabies vaccination
  • Bring no more than three dogs to the OLA at any time
  • Owners and handlers must remain in the OLA to supervise pets, and keep them within view and under verbal control at all times
  • To prevent injury, remove pinch or choke collars when playing off-leash
  • For health and safety reasons, do not bring a dog in heat to a Portland park
  • For health and safety reasons, do not bring a puppy without a complete cycle of vaccinations to a Portland park
  • Children must be closely supervised
  • Be considerate of park neighbors by playing quietly with dogs in the early morning and evening hours
  • Comply with all other park rules