Founded in the early 1860s, the eastern Oregon City of Pendleton is known for its world class annual rodeo and production of luxurious woolen goods. The city has lots of woofderful parks and plenty of recreational opportunities for locals and visitors alike. Pendleton also has four veterinary clinics to help keep your pooch healthy!
The Rice-Blakey Park is one such pawsome green space that you’ll love visiting with your pooch! This seven-acre south Pendleton park is primarily made up of lush lawn where you and your leashed dog can play or relax. Rice-Blakey Park has a paved walking path that meanders passed a gazebo, a playground and restrooms. There’s also a furrific picnic area with a barbecue grill.
For off-leash fun, visit the Let’er Bark Dog Park! This large, unfenced grassy off-leash area is nestled on the north banks of the Umatilla River. There’s plenty of trees and shrubs to sniff, plus a picnic table where humans can chill out while pups socialize.
If you’re just visiting the area and need fur-iendly accommodations, check in to the Holiday Inn Express Pendleton! This clean and cozy hotel welcomes four-legged guests for a small fee.
Whether you live in the area or you’re just visiting, you and Fido will have a furrific time in Pendleton!
Woofderful fun awaits you and your furry friend in the Pendleton North Hill neighborhood! Clip on Fido’s leash and head for Pioneer Park. One of the city’s oldest parks, this community green space is a favorite among locals, as there’s tons of open grass and huge, shady trees throughout the park. It’s a furrific place for a stroll or enjoy some quiet relaxation time with your dog by your side. Pioneer Park has picnic tables, a barbecue grill, drinking fountains and restrooms. Kiddos love this park for its giant castle-style playground. For another nearby quiet grassy space, check out Vincent Park!
If you and your pooch love to go for nice, long walks, check out Pendleton’s SE Court Avenue/ SE Court Place neighborhood! This area offers access to the River Parkway and Walking Trail! Meandering near the banks of the Umatilla River, this 2.75-mile paved trail, is a pawsitively beautiful place to take a stroll with your dog! Keep your eyes peeled along the way, as wildlife frequents the area. It’s an especially pawpular spot for bird watching! Just a couple blocks off the trail, you and your pooch will have a blast exploring Kiwanis Park and Til Taylor Park, where you’ll find grassy areas and playgrounds.
You and Fido will have your pick of the parks in Pendleton’s City Center neighborhood! The 14-acre Grecian Heights Park is a woofderful spot to make your first stop! This grassy park has tons of room to romp and play with your leashed pooch, plus tons of trees and covered picnic tables where you can chill out in the shade. There’s also a 2.5-mile paved walking path where you and Fido can get some exercise together. For another scenic walk, head to the neighborhood’s Trailhead Park, which offers access to the western terminus of the 2.75-mile River Parkway and Walking Trail. The park has restrooms and a picnic table. Be sure to check out this pawsome neighborhood’s other puptacular parks including Museum Park, May Park, Stillman Park, Roy Raley Park, Brownfield Park and Rice-Blakely Park.
Check out one of Pendleton’s most furrific parks in the Sherwood McKay neighborhood! Community Park is one of the city’s largest, amenity-packed parks! You and your leashed dog will love stretching your legs on the paved walking path that makes two half-mile loops around the park. There’s also plenty of open grassy play space with shady trees scattered throughout this beautiful park. ommunity Park is pawpular for picnicking as there are three large pavilions with restrooms, barbecue grills and water fountains. Kiddos will love playing on the dinosaur-themed playground, too! For another pawsome park, head just a few blocks south to the smaller, but just as pleasant McKay Park.
If you and Fido find yourselves on the north side of town, check out the North Pendleton neighborhood’s Aldrich Park! Nestled in a quiet residential area, Aldrich Park is lined with lush stands of trees that are especially beautiful as the foliage changes colors in the fall. There’s lots of shady spots where you and your pup can hangout and enjoy some peaceful relaxation, too. This woofderful park has open grassy areas where you and your leashed dog can train or play, plus sweeping views of the City of Pendleton. Aldrich Park also has a playground where kiddos can wear themselves out, picnic tables, benches and a barbecue grill.