The city of Gladstone is an outdoor lovers dream, complete with thick forests that surround the city and two major rivers that create a confluence. Itt's conveniently located 8 miles from Portland, and this vibrant suburban town has lots of social events every year. Gladstone's friendly outdoor places create glad dogs, thanks to most of these places and events being dog-friendly.
The best place to head for dog-owners is three connecting parks along the Clackamas River, namely the Charles Ames Memorial City Park, Cross Park, and High Rocks Park. The three parks are all connected, and together provide over 8 acres of green space for dogs along the river's shore. The parks are also connected by one long trail that travels along the river for .6 miles, with additional features like sitting areas, picnic shelters, forested dirt hikes, and river access to fishing and swimming. Each park has its own additional features for humans and leashed pups, like water fountains, clean-up stations, parking, trash bins, and benches.
Numerous other dog-friendly parks exist in the town, like the Ridgegate City Park and Funkity Park and with one animal hospital, it's not hard to realize how much the residents and town of Gladstone care for its furry companions!