Dogs in Forest Park
Please enjoy Forest Park with your dog on a leash. Unleashed dogs can harm birds, amphibians, fish and other wildlife. They may also disturb breeding areas or harass wintering wildlife, causing them to use limited energy reserves. Dogs running loose in natural areas also trample plants and create inappropriate trails. Worse, they can endanger themselves, other dogs and people.
Please respect other park users and keep your dog safe by following these simple rules:
- Portland city code requires dogs be on a leash at all times in the park. Dogs must be leashed prior to entering, and upon leaving the park.
- Owners must control their dog's aggressive behavior or excessive barking; owners are liable for damage or injury inflicted by their dog.
- Dog waste must be collected and disposed of every time to prevent the spread of infection caused by E. coli, Leptospira, and roundworm (Toxocara canis) all of which can pose
serious health risks to human beings, particularly children.
- Dogs must never be allowed to chase or harm wildlife. This includes squirrels, ducks, rabbits, birds, and other animals.
- No digging is allowed. Holes can create dangerous trip hazards.
Nearby Off-Leash Areas:
Wallace Park off-leash area/NW Raleigh St & 25th Ave
April 1 to October 31
5am - 9am and 6pm - midnight
November 1 to March 31
5am - 9am and 4pm – midnight
Enjoy Over 70 Miles of Trails