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People, Dogs and Parks Strategic Plan

Learn more about the development of a People, Dogs and Parks Strategic Plan at

Off-Leash Areas

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.


Have fun, but play safe by following our Off-Leash Area Rules.

Check out the humorous public service announcement Dog Doogity video about cleaning up after your four footed friend.

Please remember Animal Control officers are charged with providing a safe, healthy and caring environment where animals and people can co-exist. To carry out their mission, Animal Control staff help to educate dog owners and actively enforce Seattle's leash, scoop and license laws.

Officers patrol in Seattle parks to ensure the safe and appropriate use of both the off-leash and on-leash areas. Fines for off-leash, license and scooping violations range from $50 to $150, and can be $500 at a beach.

Dogs are not allowed at organized athletic fields, beaches, or children's play areas in Seattle parks, per the Seattle Municipal Code.

For more information please see the 2000 agreement between the City of Seattle and Citizens for Off-Leash Areas. You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.

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Updated October 5, 2015

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