Big dogs, small dogs, short dogs, tall dogs – this may sound like a Dr. Seuss book, but all dogs are welcome at the Hazeldale Dog Park. Located on the corner of SW 192nd and SW Prospect Place, Hazeldale Dog Park has four separate, completely fenced-in areas to provide an atmosphere every dog can feel comfortable in. Area one is for big dogs, area two is for small dogs, area three is for dogs of any size, and area four is parties and other special events.
Get back in touch with nature by camping at Smith’s Landing. Smith’s Landing has 25 campsites, 40 docks, boat rentals, bait shop, party store, full-service dockside gas station, beach, and fishing areas. Pets are welcome, but as with most social areas must be under their owners’ complete control at all times and cleaned up after.
If you want to get out, but camping isn’t your cup of tea, pack up your and your pooch’s things and head out to Peppertree Inn. Enjoy the hotel’s heated outdoor pool and spa, free breakfast, meeting rooms, dry cleaning/laundry services, and more. Pet-friendly rooms are limited, and there is a pet fee per pet, per night, and per weight.
Sitting at the base of Cooper Mountain in this Beaverton neighborhood is the Paul and Verna Winkelman Park. This park is 20 acres of converted farm land that the late Paul and Verna Winkelman kindly donated their beloved land for all to enjoy, humans and dogs alike, even making sure the fruit trees would remain for future generations. Along with multi-purpose athletic fields, the park features a fenced in 2 acre dog park. There is an all-weather wood chip section and a large grassy area for your doggo to meet up with furry companions. There are waste bags and water available, even a small agility course with jump walls and weave poles for your pup to show off on! Thanks Paul and Verna!
Downtown Beaverton may be small and somewhat elusive, but it has hidden gems for people and pets. Check out Center Street Park. This large neighborhood park has amenities such as basketball and tennis courts, a playground and picnic tables. It connects to the Center Street Wetlands, home of a variety of migratory birds and mammals for you to watch and your dog to smell. None of these areas are designated dog parks, so you will need to keep your dog leashed and bring your own supplies. If you’re hungry later, head over to Noodles & Company, a great downtown restaurant with ten pet friendly tables!
A sight for sore eyes and sore paws, the Greenway neighborhood in Beaverton is just how it sounds, green! Largely taken up by parks and wetlands, this is a peaceful neighborhood that Fanno Creek gently rolls through. The Greenway Park features several playgrounds and athletic fields, and is also one of the access points for the Fanno Creek Trail. This is a popular paved pathway for dogs and their walkers, cyclists and runners. This area provides great oppawtunities for wildlife watching and smelling, including songbirds, beavers, and even red-tailed hawks. Be sure to keep your pup leashed when in these areas that are active with native wildlife, and don’t forget clean up bags! When you and your puppy need some treats, head over to Fresh Grill Burgers and Fries, a burger joint with over 5 pet friendly tables.
In the neighborhood of Elmonica in the Northwest end of Beaverton, you’ll find lots of space to stretch your legs in the Waterhouse Powerline Park. This park has a long, well-maintained walkway located along a powerline corridor. It’s perfect for biking, jogging, and of course walking your dog! In the south end of the park, there’s a small duck pond for you and Fido to enjoy, and the north end boasts a soccer field. You’ll need to keep your pup on a leash and pick up after him! If you’ve worked up an appetite, or just enjoy good mexican food, you and your pooch can head over to Juan Colorado for a bite. This restaurant offers four dog friendly tables for enjoying their fine Mexican comfort food.