Kelley Point Park

We ventured out to a new park (for us) this week. There are some pretty high standards I look for in places to visit–specifically, a water source and somewhere to play and hike. Not too hard to fulfill where we live, but those are MY standards. Mom? She was just bored with where we normally go.

Kelley Point Park, one of the many parks maintained by the city, is right here in Portland. And water? Imagine the Willamette River meeting the Columbia River.  That’s a LOT of water!

Willamette and Columbia Rivers

Willamette and Columbia River confluence–Sauvie Island is to the left.

OMD, I was in doggy heaven and I guess those fishermen were in fish heaven out there on the river.

We found a beach and I had a most satisfying roll in some very fine sand.

Then a swim in the mighty Columbia.

Somehow all that sand fell out of my furs.

All in all, we thought it was a very fine park–four paws up! It’s a bit far from our house, but that’s okay for an adventure every once in a while.

The Smith and Bybee Lakes Wetland Park was just down the road a piece, a place we’ll save for another day.

But look what we found.

Tree snags

Tree snags

Someone was very creative!

24 thoughts on “Kelley Point Park

  1. We bet you loved rolling in that sand. And then a good dunk in the water:) We had lots of water here today too, way too much, lots of flash flooding but luckily for us no problems.

    Have a great weekend, we know you will go somewhere fun.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning


  2. Wheee. It’s fun to go to new places. We have not been there, but we have been to Chimney Park for a walk around. With this stretch of nice weather, we hope to get down to the river this weekend!


  3. You got youself all exfoliated! Made your furs look all nice and shiny after the swim. Pawsome place you found!


  4. Woot! That looks like a Bingo adventure to me Sage…And a mighty fine park to visit…That point where the two rivers meet is cool and I myself love a good roll in sugar sand so i”m right there with you…Thanks for playing!


    • She was! Although, I hate to admit, that’s what I usually do….then she makes me get back in the water to try and get the sand off. She’s no fun.


  5. Waving paws madly…SAGE!!! HI!!! I love you rolling in all that sand!! You are such a “tomboy” girl woofie…like least I like to think I am kind’a cool like you. Mom know that park; she has been there long ago and know where the rivers converge. And that drift wood art was rockin’!! paw hugs, Savvy


  6. Thanks for sharing this. The humans will be in Vancouver and Portland next month. We will suggest that they might take a look at this beautiful park. It sure looks like you had a super great time. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette


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