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Here’s a trend that ought to set some tails wagging: since The Trust for Public Land first started keeping track in 2009, the number of dedicated dog parks in the United States has grown by 40 percent.

One of our favorites is Potso Park in Tigard, Oregon, where dogs and their people love to gather for all kinds of off-leash adventures. When the field was threatened by development back in 2010, we helped mobilize support for a park bond measure to fund the city’s purchase of the land for the public.

Since then, the city’s parks department has since upgraded Potso with improved fencing and gates, so that Tigard’s 9,200 pups can play safely any day of the week.

If you live in one of the 100 largest U.S. cities, you’ll find your home turf on our newly released dog park rankings. And there’s more where that came from: watch for the full 2018 City Park Facts Report for more fascinating facts about parks and open space across the country.

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