The Regional Park at Vancouver Lake spans 2.5 miles along the west shore of the area, making it an ideal location for picnicking, swimming, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, or basking in the sun on a warm, summer afternoon. With plans to include a dog-friendly section shortly, Vancouver Lake Regional Park offers excellent opportunities for owners and pups alike.
Some of the many things Vancouver Lake is well-known for are the college and rowing competitions that take place during each year. Furthermore, the park is abundant in a great variety of wildlife and migratory waterfowl. There are also lots of kid-friendly areas featuring new playground equipment, lots of trees, and plantings as well.
There are also lots of picturesque places where you can enjoy birdwatching or set up a picnic for you and your loved ones. People can enjoy sun, sand, shade, and water or extraordinary views of Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams as well. Additional facilities include BBQ grills, drinking fountains, picnic shelters, sand volleyball courts, and numerous parking spaces available.
There are also 1.06 miles of asphalt paths combined with 0.7 miles of gravel/dirt road for the dog-friendly area. The 2.5-mile paved trail connects Vancouver Lake Regional Park with Frenchman's Bar Regional Park, so there are added advantages for running or taking a relaxing walk, surrounded by a natural, beautiful environment. It is important to know that dogs will need to be on a leash when outside of the designated area, at all times.
Dog owners are also encouraged to pick up and dispose of their dog's waste and provide a valid license tag for them when visiting the facility, which is a law in Washington. Choose the Vancouver Lake Regional Park for its splendid beach, grassy lawns, and relaxing atmosphere. Plus, do not forget to bring Fido to enjoy the location’s soon-to-be-open dog-friendly area!