Improve Dog Off-Leash Areas

Updated: September 18, 2020

Fall 2020

One of the Seattle Park District Maintaining Parks and Facilities funding initiatives is to Improve Dog Off-Leash Areas (OLAs). This initiative will improve existing OLAs through increased maintenance and updates to aging infrastructure. There is a list of all 14 OLAs on the Dog Off Leash Areas webpage. 

I-5 Colonnade Off-leash Area at 1701 Lakeview Blvd. E, 98102  is the next OLA on the list for improvements. This maintenance project will replace the gravel in the dog park. The maintenance project will begin in the north section of the park and start Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Access to this park will be available from the opposite entrance from the work site.

Project Description

In 2016, with community input, we developed the People, Dogs, and Parks Plan to guide the improvements. To date we have:

  • Cleared blackberries and thistles overgrowth at Blue Dog Pond OLA 
  • Built a new fence around the 8.6-acre Magnuson Park OLA
  • Installed a small and shy dog area along with other improvements at Genesee Park
  • Installed a small and shy dog area at Woodland park along with additional improvements
  • Installed an 18" block wall inside the fence along Bell Street at Regrade Park, to prevent gravel from the OLA from migrating onto the Bell Street sidewalk
  • Installed a new pedestrian access gate and new vehicle access gates at Northacres Park OLA, and replaced damaged and deteriorating fencing
  • Resurfaced the existing gravel path and installed new benches at the Dr. Jose Rizal Park OLA
  • Installed dog agility equipment and fence repairs at Golden Gardens OLA

We are planning a list of improvements at other OLAs around the city and will post the scope and schedule of these improvements as they develop.

Budget

Seattle Park District allocates $100,000 annually for capital improvements.

For construction questions contact Peggy Tosdal at Peggy.Tosdal@seattle.gov
For other questions please contact Danyal Lotfi, Danyal.Lotfi@seattle.gov