The off-leash area for dogs in East Holladay Park is located to the north and is owned by Portland General Electric. The almost six-acre land is an undeveloped parcel of land in the Hazelwood Neighborhood. It is unique because it is flanked on both sides by residences and a PGE Substation. It is nearly flat with a few physical features before it finally became a park for pooches.
There is a small parking lot near the area, so people who would like to take their cars to the park won’t have any problem finding a space for their vehicles. There are paved walking paths where pet parents can bring their furbabies, but dogs have to be on a leash at all times. They are only allowed off-leash in the designated bark park.
Pet parents can all sit and relax while they supervise their dogs on the benches provided at the East Holladay Park Off-Leash Dog Area. There are numerous trees that line the park, so there is enough shade for hot afternoons. There is no separate space for small and large dogs, so everyone has to get along and play with each other.
Pet parents must be vigilant in making sure their timid puppies do not get hurt or trampled on. The area is unfenced, so there is a potential for canines to run somewhere else hence the need for supervision. Residents are overjoyed of the development of the bark park as it gives them somewhere nice where they can take their dog.
Although dog play structures are sparse, the expanse is good enough for the dogs to play in and socialize with other canines. There are playground structures for children, so they can also enjoy themselves as much as the dogs. In addition, sometimes the East Holladay Park Off-Leash Dog Area has events, and it might get a little crowded during that time.