Central Mulino encompasses most of the upper city of Mulino. This area is graced by the spectacular Ranch Hills Golf Course and its own small airport. The Horseshoe Bar and Grill has a large outdoor deck seating area where your dog is welcome to enjoy the acres and acres of beautiful scenery. Milk Creek is a long natural stream that runs through the entire city of Mulino, with many places to stop and explore along the road. Make sure you bring a towel! Your dogs will also enjoy the many open green spaces here. Almost every street has a barktastic open grassy area surrounding its homes. They are ideal for long walks that will have your pup wagging all afternoon. Bring a blanket for your pup; they will fall right to sleep when you return to the car!
Your pup will take one sniff of Union Mills, the southern neighborhood of Mulino, and fall in love! This part of town embraces farmer and biker cultures alike. It is home to many creeks that feed into the town’s reservoirs. The Hillside reservoir and CC Porter reservoirs both feature small open areas and walkways where you and your leashed friends are welcome as long as you promise not to jump in the water! Don’t forget to bring doggie waste bags, as well as some water for you and Fido. Although this area welcomes our furry friends, it doesn’t provide any amenities for them.
Wilsonville is a small but busy urban area just 30 minutes northwest of Mulino. This city offers a change of pace for those who miss the city. In the middle of the town is Ash Meadows, a neighborhood that has its very own fenced-in Ash Meadow Dog Park! You can take your pup for a barktastic afternoon full of frolicking (or just licking) in this beautiful local dog park. Just a mile outside of this neighborhood is the Wilsonville Memorial Dog Park, where you can take your dogs for a long hike or even a picnic for the afternoon. Make sure you are stocked up on water and tennis balls!
This quaint and quiet neighborhood features its own natural, family-friendly parks and is just 10 minutes from central Mulino. Featuring parks like Fox Park and Freyer Park where your dog can walk you for hours on end, you will love this neighborhood. Make sure you bring a frisbee to throw around the fields here! If you are looking for a place to fish and relax with your dog, the Ivor Davies Park is a small but snifftastic spot with a local pond for your enjoyment. Residents of this neighborhood welcome dog owners with wagging tails and open arms, so don’t be surprised if your dog is more popular than you by the end of the day!
About thirty minutes north of Mulino is the tail-waggin’ town of Durham. This neighborhood may be small, but it packs a dog-friendly punch with its beautiful Durham Park with an off-leash area for dogs. On your way to or from the park, you can stop at a number of outdoor cafés along Bridgeport Road that will welcome you and your dog in their outside seating areas. Peet’s Coffee, Native Foods Café, and Village Inn are just a few that will treat you and your companion like family. If you are looking for an upbeat and friendly town to spend the afternoon before returning to Mulino, Durham is well worth the trip.