The Gabriel Dog Park is located in Gabriel Park in the city of Portland, Oregon. There is vehicle parking available near the off-leash area. This park is a spacious stretch of ground enclosed by chain-link fencing and designated by the Portland authorities as an area for the exercising of dogs off-leash. It is surfaced with natural grass and bordered on one side by a row of tall, bushy trees.
This area in Gabriel Park is only used as a dog park during the summer. There is a different section used during the winter months as the ground in the off-leash area becomes too sodden. The winter off-leash park is surfaced with sand. There is no separate section for small dogs at the Gabriel Dog Park or staging area for unleashing. There is a supply of fresh water on-site for dogs and drinking bowls have been donated by the facility users. There is a good supply of tennis balls, which arrive into the off-leash area from the tennis courts nearby. There are park benches and picnic tables under the trees for pet owners.
It is a very large dog park and pet owners are required to have good voice control over their dogs. Any dog displaying aggressive behavior should be leashed and immediately removed from the dog park. All dogs using the facility should be correctly licensed with the Portland authorities and be wearing the adequate tag on their collar. Dogs must also have their vaccinations up to date.
Poop bags are not supplied at the dog park so owners are required to take their own supply. Pet poop should be removed straight away and used poop bags must be disposed of responsibly. A dog pooping some distance away is no excuse for ignoring their faecal matter. Owners are at all times asked to help keep the park as clean as possible for other users and to help prevent the dog park from being closed down.