The Portland International Raceway Off-Leash Area is free for canines to use off-leash when it is not needed to support events. Built on the site of Vanport City that was once destroyed by flood in 1948, the off-leash space for canines is closed from September 1st until the middle of November.
Leash laws will strictly be enforced, and that means four-legged friends should be on a leash if they are in other areas of the raceway. The raceway is easy to find, it is just west of I-5 at Exit 306B. Large and small dogs only have a single space that they have to share together, so close supervision is a must to avoid little puppies from getting mauled by the larger dogs.
Portland International Raceway Off-Leash Area is unfenced, but a well-trained and well-disciplined pooch should not be too much to handle. Friendly maintenance staff is always around, and they help pick up the garbage and maintain the grass. The exercise area is an excellent place for Spike to use up all his energy, so he is behaved and satisfied at home.
Although pets are allowed on a leash in the raceway area, pet parents must bear in mind that the noise of the events can be a problem for Spike’s sensitive ears. The park provides poop bags, so pet parents need not worry if forgot to bring any. Everyone is expected to pick after their dogs and to help keep the area clean for all of the park visitors' enjoyment.
There is a massive space for 2500 cars, and there are more parking spots which are within easy walking distance. People who need handicap parking with valid permits can request to have areas set aside for them too. A favorite for the various activities it offers, the Portland International Raceway Off-Leash Area can get crowded during events so be prepared.