The Lents Park Off-Leash Dog Area is a dog park in Portland, Oregon. Part of the dog-friendly city of Portland's Lents Park, it is a place where dog owners can take their pets to get some unleashed exercise. The Lents Park Off-Leash Dog Area does not have a parking lot, so pet owners arriving in vehicles need to park on the side of the street.
This dog park in Portland is an unfenced, specified area of the thirty-eight-acre public park the boundaries of which are denoted on one side by a signpost and the other by several light poles. Dogs of all sizes, which includes small as well as large ones, are expected to display the correct social behavior while in the Lents Park Off-Leash Dog Area.
Temperamental small dogs can be just as disruptive to a fun dog park atmosphere as big dogs, and bad or aggressive behavior from small breeds should not be ignored. No matter what size of dog they are exercising, owners must keep their pet's leash in hand at all times. If a dog displays troublesome behavior, they should be leashed straight away.
The off-leash area of this Portland dog park is covered with natural grass which tends to dry out during hot weather. There are also some patches of bark chippings for dogs to root around in, but if holes are excavated, their pet parent is the one who needs to fill them in. A few trees planted here and there at the Lents Park Off-Leash Dog Area offer some level of shade.
The water fountains installed in Lents Park are not dog-friendly, so if owners want to give their dog a drink, they need to carry a drinking bowl with them. Owners also need to supply their own poop bags as there are none provided. Forgetting to pick some up before leaving home is not a valid excuse for ignoring poop a pet produces. All pet feces has to be removed to make sure the park is kept in a clean and healthy condition.