Lake Oswego, Oregon, is a splendid city located south of Portland and part of the suburbs. The total population of Lake Oswego was estimated at 36,619 in 2010; The city has a lot of green areas and a total of 24 regional parks. There is also Lake Oswego itself, a magnificent 405-acre natural lake.
Dog owners can take their dog out for a walk in one of the parks that allow leashed dogs or take them to the Hazalia Field Dog Park. This park, which is fully enclosed and divided in two areas, is built exclusively for dogs and allows them to run around free, without a leash. There is fresh water and trash bags available on the grounds, and smaller breeds have their own special space.
Lake Oswego is, like many places in the state of Oregon, a very pet-friendly community. Many venues have made special arrangements for dogs. For instance, several restaurants offer an outside dining area for guests with canine company. Examples are St. Honore Boulangerie, Zeppo Italia Restaurante, Manzana Rotisserie Grill, Stickman Brewery and Skewery and Maher's Irish Pub. There is also an equestrian riding club located at the Oswego Lake Country Club.
The city is also very welcoming to visitors to town that bring their pets along, The following hotels in Lake Oswego, Oregon, allow one of two pets at a special rate: Crowne Plaza, Residence Inn, Lakeshore Inn and Phoenix Inn.
Hazalia Field Dog Park in the Willamette Dr/ Marylhurst Dr Neighborhood is a beautiful one-and-a-half-acre area where dogs and their owners can enjoy walking on the trails or playing frisbee in the fenced off-leash areas. Not only are there separate areas for large and small dogs, or as the sign reads timid/shy and active dogs, the park provides fresh water and poop bags! If it has rained recently – you will want to bring a towel to wash off Fido’s feet before traveling back home. If you and your pup are flower enthusiasts – head over to the Rogerson Clematis Garden where dogs are welcome on-leash and under control.
A playground, picnic area, and a huge area for Fido to run and play is found at the George Rogers Park in the Bryant Neighborhood. The whole family will enjoy a day at the park while your pup runs around and enjoys the trees and grass. After playing in the grass, head across the street to Lake Oswego and let Fido have fun in the water. If you and your pooch like to fish, you can find a place along the grassy shore to put out your line and spend some quality time with your furry family member. Millenium Plaza Park is another pawtastic doggy destination where your pup can romp in the grass and play with her favorite toy.
The beautiful neighborhood of South Lake Oswego offers many opportunities to get outside and walk your dog. Neighbors and friends often meet at Freepons Park at the corner of Hemlock Street and Bickner Road. The 5.9-acre park provides pathways throughout and a large wooded area where your pooch can find some snifftastic destinations. Your two-legged children will enjoy the playground and the entire family can enjoy some kibble with your pup at the convenient picnic tables. The open area is also a great place to play a game of fetch or just stretch out on a blanket and relax with your furry pal.
If Fido enjoys long walks through the woods admiring nature, Bryan Woods Nature Park in the neighborhood of Rivergrove provides 17 acres of trails and paths. Families and Fido can enjoy hiking along the trail and bird watching, or enjoying the spring wildflowers. You will want to bring plenty of water for you and your pooch since it is not always accessible. Another great park is right across the street. Canal Acres Park offers 31 acres of natural habitats for many species of wildlife. Take a stroll on the trails and paths for a pawtastic sniffing expedition.
West Lake Park is situated in the Fosberg Rd/ Suncreek Dr Neighborhood of Oswego Lake. The seventeen-acre park offers a natural area and trails for walking Fido and enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. Families who enjoy getting some exercise will love the expansive paths where your pooch can run to her heart’s content. You can bring a picnic and enjoy some snacks while your pup chases her ball and catches a Frisbee. The park is centrally located in the neighborhood and provides a great place to meet and socialize with pups and their human owners. Bring water for you and your pooch, and puppy poop bags so you can clean up after Fido.