Located near Oaks Park , Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge and downtown Sellwood, Sellwood Park was built on the old City View Race ... More
Located near Oaks Park , Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge and downtown Sellwood, Sellwood Park was built on the old City View Race Track and acquired by the city in 1909. History looms here along the misty river bank, but this family park also has all the facilities of the modern age: nine picnic areas, a kitchen, basketball and tennis courts, football and baseball fields, a playground, horseshoe pit, pool and clean restrooms. This is a memorable way to spend the day. No fees to use the park.
That circular area in the middle of Sellwood Waterfront Park is supposed to be an off leash dog area, but has been highjacked by the city for concerts and festivals throughout the summer.
When we first moved into the area, it was ideal for exercising our doberman. Then the city changed the off-leash hours so "people" could picnic in that area. Why people would want to eat where animals releive themselves is beyond me. 6pm on weekdays and 7pm on weekends is ridiculous for working people who generally cook around that time.
The city has also ramped up it's "dog police", park employees who are paid our tax dollars to roam around and look for off-leash dogs and potentially ticket them $150. If you dog even strays a bit beyond the boundary they will approach you. Then they will watch you until you fianlly leave. SOme of them have been dressing up to look more militant, with combat boots tucked into their pants.
This is supposed to be a dog park, and it is shared with people who picnic and bring their children which is fine, but the fascist attitude of the city regarding dogs is becoming more and more ludicrous.
There are no other dog parks in the Sellwood area, dedicated or otherwise, so it's unfair to all dog owners in the area who have to find other means to run their dogs.
As it has so many times, Portland Parks and Recreation decided to rejuvenate an area previously prone to misuse by
vandals and the like. Now fit for families, this 26 acre corner of the city lends unity to the ...
This land was once owned by a merchant prince, Cicero Hunt Lewis, who was married to Clementine Couch, the daughter
of Captain John Heard Couch. (It's pronounced "cooch"; do not let a local hear you say "couch," like sofa.) ...
Nature lovers will find their own piece of wild in the city when they visit Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Located
on the east bank of the Willamette River, adjacent to the Sellwood District, this 163 acre wildlife refuge attracts ...
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