Phoenix, Oregon is situated on the southern end of the Rogue Valley, near the Siskiyou Mountains. It’s also siting just 3 miles west of the much larger city of Medford. This means Phoenix has access to some great outdoor adventure, and all the conveniences of having a big city right nearby. Judging by the all parks and the four veterinary clinics in this town, it’s clear Phoenix cares about its dogs, locals and visitors alike!
One of the most pawpular places among dogs and their walkers is the Bear Creek Greenway. This 20 mile paved pathway is easy on the paws and the eyes! It passes through the cities Ashland, Phoenix, Talent, Medford and Central Point. The greenway follows the peaceful Bear Creek, and provides great opportunities for wildlife watching. This is a multi-use pathway, so your dog will need to stay leashed and be picked up after.
When you and your pupper are tuckered out from all that playtime, head over to the Holiday RV Park. This conveniently located park has amenities like modern bathrooms, laundry, wifi and more. They even have a pet area in the north field! Dogs are welcome to stay, but make sure you call ahead first!
With all of these pet friendly activities and amenities in one charming little town, you and Fido will feel right at home in Phoenix!
Sitting along the Bear Creek Greenway in Phoenix, you can find the beloved Blue Heron Park. You and your pup can enjoy the sounds of the babbling Bear Creek at one of the benches or picnic tables. The park also has a community garden, a playground, and sprawling grassy areas that your doggo will love to sniff and play on. Leashed dogs are welcome, so get ready to make some furry friends! When your stomach is growling, head over to the Grass Shack Cafe. Here you can enjoy one of their Hawaiian style plates next to your best pal at one of the outdoor dog friendly tables. They even give out dog treats and water bowls!
The nearby city of Medford has a plethora of woofderful places you can take your dog! In the neighborhood of E Main St / Highland Dr, you can find the Bear Creek Park and Dog Park. This park is located along the Bear Park Greenway, so you can even walk here from Phoenix! It would take just under an hour and a half to walk there along the greenway, or 6 minutes to drive there. This hundred acre park has something for everyone, including the family dog! There are athletic fields, a pavilion and plenty of walking paths through the greenery. The dog park itself has two different fenced off areas for small and large breeds to enjoy glorious off-leash freedom. Drinking water and waste bags are provided, so all you need to bring is Fido’s favorite ball! Dogs need to stay leashed when they’re not within the fenced off areas.
In the Eagle Trace Subdivision of Medford, you can find a great area to get out into the Oregon wilderness with your pup. It’s here that you can find the Prescott Park, just a 20 minute drive from Phoenix. This area has plenty of trails and lookout areas to explore with your canine companion. From the lookouts you can enjoy sweeping views of Rogue Valley and the surrounding mountains. Another smaller park right nearby, is the Oregon Hills Park. This park shows how sustainability is done, with solar panels and native plants for storm control. There are also play structures and a discovery path through a small oak forest. Leashed dogs are welcome in both of these parks, as long as they get picked up after!
Just southeast of Phoenix along the Pacific Highway, lies the town of Talent. Here you can find a vibrant little city, with tons of places to take your pup on your morning walk! In the City Center of Talent, you can find the very pawpular Downtown Park. This park is quiet and serene, but can also have exciting events in the summer! From April to October, you can enjoy the Talent evening Market with your pup, and explore the food trucks, vendors, and musical entertainment. There are also walking paths and a pretty water fountain. Dogs are welcome as long as they stay leashed and are picked up after. If you need a pick me up after, head over to Downtowne Coffee House. Here you can enjoy a great cup of coffee next to your furry pal on the outdoor patio.
If you continue part Talent on the Pacific Highway, it brings you to the town of Ashland and access to the vaste Siskiyou Mountains. This area is just 30 minutes from Phoenix, and a great place to go if you and your dog are itching get into the great outdoors. A portion of this massive forest is the Oredson Todd Woods. This rugged nature preserve has a wide variety of trails through the woods. This trail system welcome dogs and a is a favorite among the locals. Just make sure your dog stays leashed and gets picked up after! If you’re hoping to stay in this town for a while, go make yourself at home at the Cedarwood Inn. They welcome up to two dogs up to 50 lbs each for a small fee.