Eugene, Oregon – Springfield‘s sister city – is the place to go for dog parks. Alton Baker Park Off-Leash Area is located on Leo Harris Parkway and is part of the largest park in Eugene, Alton Baker Park. Your dog will enjoy running leash-free and making new friends in this spacious dog park while you watch him leap and bound from a shaded bench. If you’re driving to this dog park, park in lot 8, so you’re close to the entrance.
Also in Eugene is the Wayne Morse Ranch Dog Park. Located on Crest Drive, this dog park also doubles as a wildlife rescue center. Wayne Morse Ranch Dog Park is completely fenced in so your dog can play off-leash. A couple of things to keep in mind before you visit Wayne Morse Ranch: take a potty break before you leave because there are no bathrooms in the park, and take your own doggie waste bags because none are provided at the park.
On the corner of Amazon Parkway and East 29th Avenue in Eugene is Amazon Dog Park. Amazon Dog Park is a completely fenced-in dog park that has a special area just for small dogs, well-maintained grass, kiddie pools, and wide-open spaces for running and playing fetch.
Don’t let Deerhorn’s small size fool you! This tiny neighborhood is a huge hit with dog owners, because it is situated right along the McKenzie River, and is home to Deerhorn County Park. This park offers immediate and easy access to the river, allowing pooches time to splash and frolic in the water! What better way to burn some energy? The park itself is heavily treed and offers lots of shade for a nice cool walk on a hot, sunny day. Trails can be found throughout the park, and there are some open green spaces that are great for your pup to play in and around off leash!
Filbert Meadows is one of those lovely neighborhoods that offers residents the ability to take their pooch to a green space for some fun, or to the water for some splashes! The south end of the neighborhood is shared by Clearwater Park and Landing, a great place to go for walks, jogs,and bike rides. It is rated one of the best places to take your dog in the city. With beautiful natural scenery, washrooms, boat launches, and so much more, it is definitely worth checking out. The park offers direct and easy access into the water, so you can let your pup swim for a stick or splash around with other dogs!
Lucerne Meadows has a wonderful park for residents to take their furry pals to! On the north end of the neighborhood rests Volunteer Park, a much loved area with a huge, wide open green space where your pup can play games with you, and stretch their legs while running around off leash. Be aware that there is no fence separating this area from the road, so those pups who are quick to run off better stay on leash. The park boasts a basketball court, sand box, play structure, and a paved trail that circles the entire park! Picnic tables and benches are provided for your enjoyment.