12 Portland Playgrounds with Off-Leash Dog Parks

You’ve got kiddos that love swinging and sliding and a dog that enjoys romping through the grass with their furry friends. Thank goodness there are fun playgrounds around the Portland-area that also feature off-leash areas for dogs. It’s a win-win for all members of the family, two-legged or otherwise. Here are a dozen to check out on your next park outing.


Irving Park

Credit: Meg Asby

This park has it all: Playground, off-leash dog area, paved paths, picnic tables, fields and courts for all the sports — baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, volleyball and tennis — a splash pad, a nature patch and accessible bathrooms. 

Cully Park

Courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation

Did you know that Cully Park used to be a landfill? Talk about transformation! This nearly 25-acre park is the realized dream of the organization Verde (also located in Cully) which launched the successful campaign Let Us Build Cully Park! in the early 2000s. Today, the park is a shining gem in the diverse, vibrant Northeast neighborhood. The park features accessible picnic and play areas, including a ramp to the playground and sensory play elements, paved and unpaved paths, a soccer field and community gardens. The off-leash park is next to the parking lot. There’s even WiFi here!



Overlook Park

Credit: Pete Carpenter, via Google

In addition to the requisite courts and fields for those looking to practice their respective sports, this park also has a track. Your furry friends can also run it out in the off-leash area.

Arbor Lodge Park

Courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation

This park is a North Portland play destination for families with its inclusive play spaces, off-leash area and public art. It’s also home to a Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (BEECN) and is a smart place to head to after a major earthquake to seek emergency assistance.


Creston Park

Courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation

Nestled in 14 acres is a playground, a dog park and a pool. This park, first established in 1920, is a favorite for families in the Creston-Kenilworth and Richmond neighborhoods. There’s also tennis courts, horseshoe pits, a softball field and a picnic area.

Brentwood Park

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Watch the kids kick around soccer balls, while Fido frolics in the adjacent, fenced off-leash area. This convenient, neighborhood park also has a playground, soccer and softball fields and a volleyball court.


East Holladay Park

Courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation

While this park clocks in at 5.73 acres, it’s got busy parents and pet owners covered. There’s a colorful and accessible play area for kiddos and wide grassy fields for doggos.



Gabriel Park

Courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation

One of PP&R’s newest additions, this inclusive park is awesome whether you’re a kid fond of the playground’s climbing dome , a teen looking to shred at the skatepark or a dog wanting to sniff hello in the fenced off-leash area. This park also has fields and courts for all the ball sports and a nature patch with indigenous plant species.

Willamette Park

Courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation

If you’re looking for a park with a river view while the kids play and the dog zooms around a fenced off-leash area, then Willamette Park is for you. It’s also a great place for birders; gulls, sandpipers, kingfishers, swallows and more frequent the area. No kids or dogs required.


The Fields Park

Courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation

Located in the Pearl, this compact, 3-acre park has a fun playground — with a walk-across suspension bridge — public art and a fenced off-leash dog area.

The ‘Burbs

Hazeldale Park

Courtesy of Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

This 11-acre park in Beaverton has an accessible play area for kids and fields and courts. The off-leash dog area is fenced — and features a water fountain. There’s also a paved loop trail around the park, a bonus for families looking for a group walk. 

Happy Valley Park

Courtesy of City of Happy Valley Parks & Recreation

If you live in Happy Valley and have a kid and/or dog, then this park is the destination. This sprawling area features everything for playtime, including special areas for toddlers, to splash pads to sport fields and courts for tweens and teens. There are also three off-leash areas, complete with water fountains for humans, and canines.

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