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Seattle Parks and Recreation Dog Off Leash Areas (see video below)– Seattle Parks and Recreation welcomes you to explore and enjoy most parks (on a leash), and we offer 14 exciting Off-Leash exceptions! At these designated off-leash areas, you are free to run, roll over, meet new friends, work out, play with your owners and socialize with your canine friends. Dogs are not allowed on beaches, or children’s play areas in Seattle parks, per the Seattle Municipal Code.
Blue Dog Pond1520 26th Ave S, Seattle, WA – Blue Dog Pond in Southeast Seattle near I-90 is 1.7 acres and is a wide, rectangular field perfect for throwing balls with grassy side slopes that your dog can run up and down. There are interesting art sculptures throughout the park that make it unique, including a giant reposing “blue dog” at the entrance. As a catchment area for excess water, it can get muddy during the rainy season. It is fully fenced and has running water.
Denny Park100 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle, WA – This off-leash area of .105 acres is located at 100 Dexter Avenue North in the north-central sector of Denny Park, off John Street. Denny Park was created in 1883 and is the City’s oldest park; influenced by the Olmsted Plan. The park has large trees and is carefully landscaped with grass and an assortment of plantings. There is a children’s play area, benches and recently installed lighting. The off-leash area is located in the South Lake Union neighborhood. This park and the off-leash area is wheelchair accessible. There is a 4’ tall fence that encloses the off-leash area and double gates at the entrance to ensure your dog’s safety. Surfacing in the off-leash area is granolithic gravel.
Dr. Jose Rizal Park 1007 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA – This off-leash area is located just south of downtown on the north end of Beacon Hill. It is currently 4 acres and offers spectacular views of Puget Sound looking west and to the Seattle Downtown skyline looking north. The park was renovated after the Department of Transportation constructed a bicycle path connecting to the Mountains to Sound Greenway. There is water available for dogs to drink. The fenced area is accessed from a long set of stairs at the north end of the Park. It is ADA accessible from the bicycle trail. A trail runs through the middle of the off-leash area.
Genesee Park and Playfield4316 S Genesee St, Seattle, WA – Located in Southeast Seattle just south of the Stan Sayres Hydroplane Pits and just west of Seward Park on Lake Washington, the Genesee off-leash area is 2.7 acres and is completely fenced with two double-gated entrances. It is easy to keep an eye on dogs as the area is relatively flat and secure. The center 2 acres of the off-leash area is covered in gravel, which makes it mud-free in the winter. The park also has a doggie drinking fountain. The addition of a Small and Shy Dog Area was completed in the first quarter of 2018.
Gold Gardens Park – 8498 Seaview Pl NW, Seattle, WA 98117 – The park’s off-leash area is large enough for dogs to run and includes multiple watering stations. The park is also home to an off-leash area for dogs in the upper northern portion of the park. Dogs are not allowed on beaches, or children’s play areas in Seattle parks, per the Seattle Municipal Code.
I-5 Colonnade 1701 Lakeview Blvd E, Seattle, WA – I-5 Colonnade park is located on a steep slope under the I-5 freeway just north of downtown Seattle. This off-leash area covers .5 acre with several large tiers connected by walkways and some stairs. It has a crushed gravel surface, several benches, and a potable water source at the north entrance. Since the park is located directly under I-5, there is protection from the rain, making it a desirable all-weather experience.
Kinnear Park 899 W Olympic Pl, Seattle, WA – The 5,400 square foot dog park is located in the west section of Kinnear Park. The site is a corral configuration on a relatively flat incline beneath a towering forest. A steep nature trail runs past the site and offers views of Elliot Bay. The trail connects upper with lower Kinnear Park and leads to Myrtle Edwards and Elliott Bay parks along Puget Sound. The off-leash area is surrounded by a 4’ fence and has a double gate entrance with a single gate emergency exit in the rear to ensure dog safety. It includes a kiosk, natural feeling wooden fencing, wood chip surfacing, logs and rocks, a bench and native plantings on the adjacent hillside. On weekends and after business hours the site enjoys a dedicated parking lot behind Queen Anne Upholstery at the end of W. Mercer Street. (Enter at 904 Elliott Ave. W). Mercer is a busy street.
Magnolia Manor Park 3500 28th Ave W, Seattle, WA – Magnolia Manor Park is located in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle, with entrances at 3500 28th Ave. W. Magnolia Manor Off Leash Area offers spectacular views. The park property is part of a larger site owned by Seattle Public Utilities. In 1995, the Magnolia Reservoir was replaced with an underground structure as part of the Seattle Public Utilities Reservoir Covering Program. The reservoir is surrounded with a chain link fence and part of the remaining space now functions as a 21,000 sq. ft n off leash area with a “chuck it” game zone and dog drinking fountain. In addition, the park has Magnolia’s first P-Patch, and park space with picnic table, benches and walking path.
Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 – The Magnuson off-leash area contains 8.6 acres. It is a place where city hounds can romp with buddies in Seattle’s biggest fully-fenced back yard for canines. This park features two wetlands, a short loop trail, and restored the northern beach. Golden Gardens offers strolls along a rugged coastline, hikes through forest trails, sunbathing on sandy beaches, fishing from a pier and a boat launch consisting of 300′ of shoreline at south end of park. The park is also home to an off-leash area for dogs in the upper northern portion of the park.
Northacres Off-Leash Dog Area 12718 1st Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125 – Shaded off-leash dog run in a park with fenced-off trails & open spaces & benches for owners, contains .7 acres of open spaces, trails, shade, and trees.
Plymouth Pillars Park 1050 Pike St, Seattle, WA – Plymouth Pillars off-leash area is located just east of downtown. It is about .2 acres with a long, narrow design, and with a scenic view of downtown. The surface is crushed rock, and it has a unique human/dog drinking fountain inside the dog park.
Regrade Park 2251 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA – This 0.3-acre off leash area is located in the heart of downtown, at 3rd and Bell. There is a 5-foot-tall fence that encloses the entire park, and there are double “airlock” gates at each entrance to ensure your dog’s safety. Street vehicle traffic is substantial in this area. This park also has running water and is wheelchair-accessible.
Westcrest Park 9000 8th Ave SW, Seattle, WA – Westcrest Park is located on a hill above and west of Boeing Field in southwest Seattle. It contains approximately 8.4 acres and features open spaces and paths, a doggie drinking fountain, shade, trees and lots of open space. For people, the off-leash area provides benches, chairs, and a shady place to relax. Restrooms, play areas and picnic areas are nearby. Improvements include a parking lot, fencing, shelters and lighting.Parking is available in the Westcrest parking lot, which is located approximately 150 yards south of the off-leash area. Dogs need to be leashed when walking between the parking lot and the off-leash area. A special, separated area for small and shy dogs is located on the southwest side of the main off-leash area. From the parking lot, follow the path to the right of the playground and picnic area. Beyond the picnic area, you will see the Off-Leash Area ahead, to the right of the reservoir.
Woodland Park 1000 N 50th St, Seattle, WA – Lower Woodland off-leash area is a one-acre dog park on a slope. It has benches and a doggie drinking fountain. It is near Woodland Park Zoo and Green Lake. The addition of a Small and Shy Dog Area was completed in the first quarter of 2018.
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