OFF-LEASH AREA SURVEY
We need your input on your recreational behavior and desires concerning Seattle's off-leash areas in order to best meet our present and future demands and needs. The Seattle Animal Shelter estimates there are close to 150,000 dogs currently in the city of Seattle. Given the size of this user group, Parks will survey and analyze the recreational behaviors and characteristics of dog owners to help inform the Strategic Plan. This effort will be part of the larger recreation demand study currently underway.
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.
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.
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Updated July 23, 2015