Albany, Oregon, is a pleasant, medium-sized city in the eastern part of the state and seat of Linn County. There is a population of roughly 50,000 people in Albany. On average, 65.3% of the Oregon households have at least one at or a dog, which would mean that there are a lot of pets in Albany.
Among the pet lovers in Albany are a lot of dog fans. The wish of the dog owners in Albany, Oregon, has finally been granted and since 2014 the town has its own off-leash dog park. Until that time, residents of Albany had to resort to one of the four off-leash dog parks in the neighboring city, Corvallis: the Corvallis Dog Park, Avery Park, Martin Luther King Jr Park Dog Park and the Crystal Lake Sports Field Dog Park.
The Albany off-leash dog park is located at the Timber-Linn Memorial Park and consists of three separate areas: an area for small dogs, an area of large dogs and an area for dogs that do not mingle or socialize well with other dogs - hey, we all need that space sometimes! The park is well-maintained and offers waste bags, waste stations, water fountains and benches.
People that visit Albany, Oregon, with pets have multiple hotels to choose from. The La Quinta Inn, Phoenix Inn Suites, Comfort Suites, Best Western Plus and Holiday Inn Express all allow pets to some extent or with an extra charge.
When visiting Albany, spend some time with your leashed dog at the Talking Water Gardens Park. The park is surrounded by trees, and a river runs right through that emits a peaceful sound making any walk serene and enjoyable. There are also trails here, so Fido can experience being one with nature before running back to the river for some cooling splash time. If you are just passing through, this neighborhood boasts two hotels that allow your pup to stay the night with you! Budget Inn Albany allows up to two dogs for a fee, while all Motel 6 Albany’s rooms are pet friendly and free of additional costs.
Grand Prairie Park is a gem amidst this community. This 10 acre park boasts open spaces for romping, picnic tables and grills for lunch, and basketball courts for entertainment. There’s also a trail and bike path for exploring, and even restrooms for you. Lots of wildlife flock to the lake here, so your pup is sure to see something to chase! Be sure to keep him leashed, as this is a public park. Nearby at Periwinkle Park, you and your pup can head down the bike path, or relax by the banks of the stream to fish. LeHigh Park has a playground, picnic tables, and grills for an afternoon of fun.