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Dog Areas in Portland, ME

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Located on Ocean Avenue, Quarry Run Dog Park is a park where best furry friends are made. This large, seven-acre dog park is completely fenced in, has a smaller area just for small breeds, is open during daylight hours, and is free for all visitors. As if all that wasn’t great enough, Quarry Run Dog Park is also a piece of the Portland Trails System, and it has 20-acres of walking trails for you and your pup to explore! Dogs can be leash-free while inside the park, but they must be leashed while walking the trails.

Looking for a friendly dog park? Give Valley Street Dog Park on the corner of Valley Street and D Street a try. This dog park has free admission and is known for the local dog owners carefully watching their dogs. Valley Street Dog Park is completely fenced in – meaning your dog can run leash-free – and is equipped with water, a tub, trash cans, and benches.

Take a break from reality and bring your dog to Baxter Woods. Located on the corner of Hartley Street and Forest Avenue, Baxter Woods is a park that allows your dog to run off-leash in a beautiful wooded area. Take in Connecticut’s simple beauty no matter the season, just be sure to clean up after your pet!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Portland, ME

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    Population Density 5,432/sq mi

    #1 Valley Street


    Valley Street is a popular area in Portland that features its very own dog park aptly named Valley Street Dog Park. Dog owners and their friendly pups can walk around this park and get some fresh air and exercise together. This park allows dogs to be off-leash so long as they are under voice control by their humans. Located along the western promenade, pups and their people can walk along the streets and head south, on foot, towards Fore River for a cool off in the summer months. As there is a cemetery near by, it would be advisable for pet owners to have a leash on hand if wandering into this area.

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    Population Density 1,018/sq mi

    #2 Riverton


    Riverton is a unique area in Portland, Maine, offering not only green space for pet owners and their four-legged friends, but is also home to the Allgash Brewing Company which allows dogs on the patio. If you are looking to go for a walk, run, rollerblade, snowshoe, or bike ride with your best furry friend, Riverton is a great area as you will have quick access to Riverton Trolley Park where there are ample trails, lots of trees, ancient ruins, a flowing river to have a quick cool off in, and so much more. Finish up your day by heading to the Allgash Brewing Company for a beverage and a meal with your pup.

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    Population Density 2,811/sq mi

    #3 East Deering

    East Deering is home to the ever popular park amongst dogs and their human companions, called Quarry Run Dog Park and Trail. Offering different types of walking styles from trails to fenced in dog parks, pooches and their owners will find happiness exploring this park. Quarry Run Dog Park and Trail provides dog owners with seven acres of fenced-in land where pups and people alike can socialize and get in their daily exercise. Open all year round and allowing off-leash walks, this is a favorite park for dog owners living in East Deering in Portland, Maine.
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    Population Density 8,132/sq mi

    #4 East End


    East End in Portland, Maine, is a largely populated community which is extremely dog friendly. Pet owners and their furry, four legged dog companions have the luxury of exploring the East Promenade area, which offers both an off-leash park as well as a walking trail. Eastern Promenade Park off-leash area has access to the water where pups can cool off and play in the waves. Although this area is not fenced, well behaved doggies are free to run and expel their energy in this scenic area. The Eastern Promenade Trail is another one of Portland’s rail-trails, offering space where pooches and their human pals can walk, run, or bike while enjoying the outdoors together.

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    Population Density 1,890/sq mi

    #5 Willard Beach

    Looking for an area that’s in South Portland? Look no further than Willard Beach. A quaint neighborhood with ample streets and shopping to explore, as well as water and green space for dogs to frolic in, Willard Beach is a top pick for dog owners. Willard Beach is dog friendly year round, with limited hours during the summer months from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Even with the limited hours, Willard Beach is one of the best spots for pet lovers and their dogs to go for a nice sunrise or sunset walk, get some fresh air, and marvel in the beauty of the waves meeting the shoreline.
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