Blog Stories Ruffing it at Thousand Acre Dog Park

Ruffing it at Thousand Acre Dog Park

By David Columbus, May 22, 2019

What do dogs dream about? Steak dinners? A new chew toy? The longest game of fetch in the history of the world?

As they lay their furry heads down on that new dog bed you bought on sale at Home Goods last weekend, kick their little paws out, and head off to dream land – do you know what I think they’re dreaming of? 1000 acres of dirt and grassy knolls, where dogs run free alongside a gorgeous river complete with a swimming hole to cool off in on those hot August days. But where does this dream land exist? Surely there’s no such canine nirvana nearby!

Not so fast there buddy. This doggy Disneyland is nearer than you think. Follow the Columbia River east from Portland to charming Troutdale. Among the gateway to the Historic Columbia River Highway and cheap gas (seriously, the gas is cheap in Troutdale), you’ll find the ultimate playground your pup has been dreaming of.

Thousand Acres dog park has been making fetch happen for years now. Let your beloved Fido or Fidoette run their hearts out in the wide open spaces of the Sandy River Delta Park. Sandwiched between the Sandy and Columbia rivers, this space is beloved by many pups and their owners. Open from dawn to dusk everyday, make your tail-wagger’s dream come true with an epic adventure to Thousand Acres park.


Photo credit: Well Pet

David Columbus

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage | ADU Specialist


As an Earth Advantage Principal Broker, David serves buyers and sellers alike with his 20+ years of experience as a broker and investor. His experience includes residential, commercial, investment property, and multi-family housing. He is a consistent multi-million dollar producer for whom smart, personalized client service is key. Over 90 percent of his ongoing business is referred from satisfied clients. In his past life, David worked in yacht delivery, delivering privately-owned classic yachts from the East Coast to the Caribbean, transatlantic, Mediterranean and North Sea; his responsibilities ranged from captain to crew. David holds a degree in Business Administration/Finance from Western Michigan University and attended the University of Nottingham, England where he studied Medieval West History and Victorian Literature. After graduating David moved to Chicago where he worked as a Eurodollar Futures Broker while teaching sailing at Northwestern University during his lunch breaks. David moved to Portland in 1999 and has never looked back. In recent history (2015), David and his partner, of 17+ years, Grant, sailed their boat out the Columbia River, turned left, and headed south, exploring the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Coast of Mexico for over nine months. He is a strong supporter of the ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington, Basic Rights Oregon, p:ear, Urban Gleaners, Oregon Wild, Habitat for Humanity, Willamette River Keepers and is a member of Vancouver Lake Crew and the Rose City Yacht Club.
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