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Dog Areas in Independence, OR

7 Parks
3 Trails
1 Shop
1 Eatery
1 Groomer

Once a wagon train stop on the Oregon Trail, Independence, Oregon is still a modern day hotspot for visitors. The town’s Historic District, vibrant arts and culture scene, plus a slew of outdoor recreation opportunities make Independence a furrific place to visit and to live. If your dog needs to visit a veterinarian, Independence has three veterinary clinics to care for your furry friend.

Independence is very welcoming to dogs and their humans. Rogue Farms is a pawpular place in the area to visit with pups. This slice of rural paradise is a hop farm, beer tasting room, apiary and so much more! Take a walk through the gardens down to the banks of the Willamette River and play lawn games next to the beautiful hanging crops of hops! Rogue Farms is open early spring through fall.

The city of Independence has a dog park, too! The Independence Dog Park has more than two acres of fenced-in open space for your pup to roam. The park has designated areas for large and small dogs, shade trees, a doggie waste cleanup station, and drinking water for both dogs and humans. There is also fur-iendly access to the Willamette River where your pooch can cool off in the water.

Want to stay overnight? The Phoenix Inn Suites South Salem is a pet-friendly hotel with clean and cozy rooms, just twelve miles away in Salem.

Whether you’re exploring Independence with your pooch as a visitor, or delighting in the city as a local, you and Fido are sure to have a pawsitively good time!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Independence, OR

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    Population Density 107/sq mi

    #1 Independence

    There’s tons of fun waiting for you and Fido in the Independence neighborhood! Visit the town’s largest park, Riverview Park on the Willamette River. You and your leashed dog will love strolling along the paved walking path that runs next to the river. You’ll have puptacular views and maybe even see some wildlife while you walk. The park also has a disc golf course, an amphitheater, river access and a playground. You and your pup can enjoy a bite to eat nearby at The Three Legged Dog restaurant, where they love to host pooches on their patio. The Independence neighborhood is also the home to the Independence Dog Park, Pioneer Park and Henry Hill Park.
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    Population Density 3,093/sq mi

    #2 Monmouth

    Your dog’s tail will be wagging in Monmouth’s namesake neighborhood, about two miles from Independence. This neighborhood is home to the Monmouth Dog Park. Your pup will love exploring this large fenced-in area and playing with the park’s resident toys! The dog park is located adjacent to the Monmouth Recreational Park, where you can relax in the big grassy areas or have a picnic with your leashed dog. The park has restrooms and tennis courts, too. There are other furrific parks in this neighborhood where leashed dogs are welcome to hang out! Check out Madrona Park and Main Street Park for more pawtastic adventures!
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    Population Density 3,431/sq mi

    #3 Dallas City Center

    Happy dogs flock to the Dallas City Center neighborhood, about nine miles west of Independence. The neighborhood’s Central Bark dog park is a pawpular spot for pups and their people to socialize. The large fenced-in area is a mix of grass and mulch, with mature trees and lots of room to run and play fetch. The park has drinking water, picnic tables and doggie waste cleanup stations. Smaller dogs have a special separate area to play in, too. For eats in the neighborhood, dogs are welcome at the outdoor tables at Latitude One, where they serve up yummy American cuisine like steaks and seafood.
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    Population Density 69/sq mi

    #4 Ballston/ Bethel

    Looking for a pawsome place for a walk with your pooch? Visit the Ballston/ Bethel neighborhood, about nine miles from Independence in the town of Dallas! This neighborhood is home to the Dallas City Park, a 35-acre expanse of nature and convent park amenities. Dallas City Park has furrific, scenic paved walkways that meander through woods and open grassy areas. This park is furrific for picnics, with tons of tables and pavilions, plus barbecue grills, fireplaces, two playgrounds and restrooms. This park even has a creek with a swimming hole, an arboretum and tranquil Japanese garden! It’s understandably a pawpular place for fun and relaxation!
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    Population Density 1,481/sq mi

    #5 Commercial St SE/ Candalaria Blvd S

    Visit Salem’s Commercial St SE/ Candalaria Blvd S neighborhood for some time in the great outdoors, about 10 miles from Independence! The neighborhood’s Minto-Brown Island Park has 1,200 acres of puptastic undeveloped land, including woods and wetlands. What’s even better? Thirty acres of this park is set aside just for dogs! Pups can romp and roam in this designated unfenced area. There’s also 29 miles of hiking and biking trails that make up several different loops. For a shorter hike, check out the .8-mile Minto Island Conservation Area Trail. The Brown Squirrel Loop is a longer route at 3.2 miles. Minto-Brown Island Park is also a sanctuary for lots of waterfowl including blue heron and osprey, so you may see some from one of the park’s many observation decks along the wetlands!
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