Woodburn, formerly inhabited by the Kalapuya First Americans, rose to importance with the building of a rail line through the city previously known as Halsey. It was later renamed Woodburn after an out of control slash burn destroyed a nearby woodlot in the late 1800s. Woodburn has a small town feel even though it is just thirty miles from Portland. Dogs play an active role in the farming and hunting culture of the area. The Woodburn Veterinary Clinic, Woodburn Pet Hospital, Companion Pet Clinics and Good Neighbor Vet are ready to care for your pooch if needed.
The Woodburn Dog Park in Centennial Park promises a great opportunity to visit with other pet owners as Fido has a pup-tastic-time with off-leash exercise. Enjoy leashed walks or train your retriever at the St. Louis Ponds Park for next hunting season. Woodburn Premium Outlet Mall welcomes pets on-leash in the outdoor area and in stores unless a "no dogs" symbol is posted.
The Woodburn area is rich with pup-friendly walking routes available online, and the first phase of an asphalt trail system about one mile in length. Stay a while in Woodburn at one of the dog-friendly hotels, like the Super 8, while enjoying the parks and shopping.
Enjoy a dog-tastic leashed walk around Burlingham Park, the only developed city park on the West side of I-5 at Woodburn. This active neighborhood park is full of trees and grassy areas that encircle the park, just right for an outing with your leashed pup. LaQuinta Inn & Suites Woodburn is pet-friendly and welcomes two pets of any size for no additional cost. Best Western Woodburn welcomes two pets up to 100 pounds for an additional fee per pet, per night. Guests with pets must book a pet-friendly room directly with the Best Western to assure availability.
The Woodburn Dog Park in Centennial Park is one of many parks in this neighborhood, and is equipped with water, a picnic table, waste stations, and some shade. Enjoy a leashed walk with your pooch through the beautiful spring flowers of Alva Cowan Park. Your pooch will relish a sniff-tastic walk at North Front Street Park with plenty of grassy space for a lively game of fetch. If you are passing through, stay at the Super 8 Woodburn with up to two pets of any size for an additional fee per pet, per night. To assure Fido's comfort, contact the hotel directly to assure registration for a pet-friendly room.
Gervais is a small one neighborhood farming community, just four miles from Woodburn. Located here is St. Louis Fish Pond County Park, with nearly 22 acres in the center of the 260-acre warm water fish pond park area. The network of canal-like waterways and walking paths offer everything from fishing and hiking, to bird-watching, photography and waterfowl hunting. The St. Louis Ponds Park is often used for dog training. Your water-loving retriever will enjoy this natural water training area, or a great hike in the open air throughout the year. Even when the park is closed, owners may park their vehicle at the gates and walk in with their pup.