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Sellwood Riverfront Dog Park Review

By Tyler Shotwell, April 30, 2019

Are you looking for a beautiful place for your furry friend to run free while you enjoy views of the river? The Sellwood Riverfront Dog Park has you covered. This open grass field surrounded by oak and pine trees is one of the most picturesque parks in the city. While lacking certain dog amenities like a dedicated water spout and smell-proof waste bins, the natural beauty of this Sellwood wonder is the park’s main attraction. After the pooch and you get some energy out, leash up and head for a stroll North along the riverfront on a winding path through the woods. Water-loving canines can find small beaches to splash around in and people often can be found sitting in the sand reading a book.


After a long enough walk, you’ll come to the parking lot of Oaks Amusement Park which is partially closed until mid-June, after which it becomes a popular attraction for families throughout the summer. Across the street to the East, there is the larger Sellwood Park and Wildlife Rehabilitation Site. The park has multiple amenities not found at the Riverfront and is more geared to humans playing rather than our pets and is an exclusively on-leash area. For fun times with the pups, Sellwood Riverfront Park should be at the top of your list.  


  • Open field of turf grass for off-leash dogs
  • Boat Dock
  • Seating and Picnic tables along the Willamette River
  • Walking path through woods that leads to Oaks Amusement Park
  • Nearby Sellwood Park has Pool, Athletic Fields, and other human-focused amenities


1221 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202


Tyler Shotwell

Oregon Earth Advantage Broker

With a degree in History and Economics, Tyler traveled and taught middle and high school students throughout the western United States for years before moving to Portland. Combining his desire for exploration with a love of photography, Tyler enjoys spending holidays hiking and backpacking everywhere from the lush forests of Oregon to the tops of mountains across California and Idaho. After purchasing and selling his first home, Tyler became deeply passionate about the confidence and security provided by home ownership and wishes to help others experience their own version of the American Dream. Now, Tyler is merging each of his different interests and passions to serve the people of Oregon in the Real Estate industry. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. It would be an absolute honor and privilege to work with you.
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Tyler Shotwell

Oregon Earth Advantage Broker

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