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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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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