Kane Memorial Dog Park is a public dog park located at the Hockinson Community Park in Vancouver, Washington. The 2.5-acre dog park was named in honor of Kane, a former Clark County Sheriff Office canine who was killed in service in 2011. This beautiful, off-leash dog park is highly-rated and appreciated by the community for a number of reasons.
The hidden gem is located a 5-minutes walk from the parking lot in the northwest direction of the Hockinson Community Park, past the ball fields and according to its patrons, it is worth the initial search. It is fully fenced and has a double-gated entry system that prevents dogs from slipping out. The park’s layout consists of a spacious area that accommodates both small dog breeds and larger ones in a single enclosure.
The dog park’s terrain is mostly flat and grassy, a mix of open space and bushy, ungroomed forested areas for dogs to sniff around in and explore. Since there are a lot of trees finding shade in this park is never a problem which is great during the summer. Dog waste bag dispensers and conveniently placed trash cans help keep this natural park clean and well-maintained by its patrons, who are known to be friendly and accommodating. There is also a seasonal dog drinking fountain by the ball field outside the off-leash area, just make sure to bring a bowl for your pooch.
Since this dog park is tucked away in a wooded area it usually is not crowded, which is great if you and your canine prefer a quiet, peaceful area for some off-leash fun and exercise or scheduled playdates. There is also a trail that loops around the dog park with several benches on the way that owners are encouraged to take their dogs on to tire them out a little bit before coming to the off-leash area.