Portland is proud of its dog parks, and Fernhill Park is definitely one of them. It has been featured in local publications as a top dog park in the area. Fernhill Park has set aside four-acres of its 26-acre park for your pup to run free. This off-leash, non-fenced in an area is a great place to let your dog run. The field is spacious enough for your dog to play fetch, chase other dogs, or just sniff around and follow his nose.
At Fernhill Park Off-Leash Dog Area, your dog can climb up small, green, hills, rest under a tree, or make new four-legged friends. The park itself features many amenities, such as a baseball field, paved pathways, picnic areas, a track, volleyball court, and other sports resources. Make sure your dog is up to date on his vaccinations and wears his tags.
Make sure that your dog is on a leash when they are not in the designated doggie area, which is marked by cement posts. Visitors reported that park rangers do enforce the leash laws. In addition, no matter where you roam in the park, bring some empty poop bags in case Fluffy leaves a little something behind.
Owners must watch their dog at all times, and each owner cannot bring more than three dogs to the park at once. Any aggressive behavior from dogs will not be tolerated. Children are allowed in the dog park area but must be watched closely. If you have a dog or puppy who is new to the park scene, take him at a time when there are not a lot of people or dogs around.
It is always important that your dog be able to respond to your call in any park, but because Fernhill Park Off-Leash Dog Area is not fenced in and is along a busy street, it becomes even more important. If you are not sure if your dog will respond to your call, you can explore the park's other resources on-leash together until your dog is properly trained.