A beautiful riverside park that has plenty of trails leading from the main road all the way back down by the Willamette, Mary S. Young Park has an off-leash dog area where your dog can have the time of their life running around, playing with other dogs, and having so much fun while under the complete supervision of their pet parent. There is ample parking space so people who would like to drive to the park with their dogs can have peace of mind.
The light walks during summer are a favorite of residents with a picnic basket on a hot day. There is wildlife in the old growth, and markers point out scenic and natural sites to look for when walking the trails with your dog on a leash, of course. The park has tables, benches for people to sit on and water for both people and pets which eliminates the hassle of bringing water bottles.
The river is a favorite of canines because it gives them the opportunity to retrieve sticks from the water and swim, with lots of rest in between for rolling in the dirt. Waste bags are not provided in the park so pet parents must bring some to use and make sure that dog waste is disposed of properly and not left lying around. There are restrooms in the park, so visitors do not have to run back home if they need to use the toilet.
People who frequent the park are always lovely and have well-behaved pets. The Mary S. Young Off Leash Dog Area is an excellent place if you want to kill a couple of hours under the shade or on the beach with your pooch or if you need to take Spike out of the house. The park has various events throughout the year, the most popular of which is the Haunted Trail in October.