Oaklawn is a small village in northwest Oregon. Although the community itself is tiny, there are plenty of dog-friendly amenities available if you can make a quick drive. There are also five vets available within five miles of town!
Located just twenty-five miles north of Oaklawn is Hazelia Fields Dog Park, which has the works: doggy bags, fencing, plenty of seating, public restrooms, and two separate play areas for “shy” and “active” dogs. Human visitors love the public restrooms, and furry ones love the wide-open spaces for running and playing!
Another popular park is Newberg Dog Park, which is forty minutes northwest of Oaklawn. This fully-fenced park is worth the drive; visitors regularly comment on its cleanliness, and it’s equipped with water fountains and large oak trees that provide shelter and shade.
The dog run at Memorial Park, seventeen miles north of Oaklawn, is two acres of fenced-in heaven. There’s lots of room for off-leash play! The entire park is over 126 acres of sports complex, playgrounds, picnic shelters, and even a community garden -- there’s much more to Memorial than its dog run.Although Oaklawn is a small community, it’s not far from the many dog parks and activities that northern Oregon has to offer. This makes it a puptastic place to live or visit!
Champoeg State Heritage Area is just 22 miles away, and it’s a great place to come and spend the entire day. There are lots of trails with a whole variety of difficulty levels. You and Fido are allowed to splash in the creeks here, so be sure to pack a couple of towels! Just make sure Fido responds well to voice commands. There’s an off-leash area where Fido can enjoy some leash-free fun. This area is near the entrance of the park. You can also hike the Fido-friendly trails together, so long as your pal remains on leash.
Twenty-four miles from Oaklawn is Keizer Rapids Dog Park. This is an off-leash dog park that is completely fenced in. There are water stations set up, so don’t fret if you forget to bring some. Sometimes, the caretakers will put out kiddie pools so that Fido and his fur friends can splash around in the water. This is a great place to come and play a good game of fetch because there’s plenty of room to run and play. Doggie waste bags and trash cans are provided to make cleaning up after your pal easy and convenient. This park is part of the larger Keizer Rapids Park, which your leashed pup can explore with you.
Minto-Brown Island Park is a large dog park that features beautiful trails and wide-open spaces. It is worth the twenty-six-mile drive because it gives you the opportunity to run and play with your dog for as long as you want. It is an off-leash park but it does not have a fence around it. There are obvious boundaries that make it safe. The best part is that there is a bridge that leads to Downtown which means you can make it a full day of exploring. Just remember you will need to bring a leash to explore the city.
Keeler Estate Vineyard invites you to join your dog to tour the vineyard. You can sip all the fragrant wines as your precious pal takes in all the new smells of the area. There is even a wine club set up just for you and your dog. This is one of the few vineyards that is truly family-friendly. Even your kids can come and join in on the fun! This is a great place to bring a lunch and have a picnic. Don’t worry, there is also water to drink so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own. This wonderful place is only 29 miles from you.
Riverside Drive Dog Park is a 4-acre dog park that is very well maintained. You will find that there are two areas to play in. One is for large or very active dogs. The other is for small or shy dogs so that they don’t get overwhelmed or feel like they are lost in the crowd. You will love that there are paved trails to walk inside the fenced-in area. Water stations and cleaning stations are located throughout the park for your convenience. All you need to bring is Fido’s favorite toy, and maybe a leash in case you want to explore other parts of the park. It’s a good thing it is only 39 miles from Oaklawn, because you will want to come often!