- Dog parks per 100,000 residents: 5.4
- Total dog parks: 35
- City population: 652,565
Ranking No. 2 on the list, Portland has many fine dog parks to choose from. One, in particular, stands out — Sandy River Delta Park. Also known as Thousand Acres, it actually has 1,400
acres of open fields, wetlands, and two rivers, and it has been described as “the off-leash mecca of Portland.” Other options include Sellwood Riverfront Park, Ross Dog Park, and Laurelhurst Park.