Improve Dog Off-Leash Areas

Updated: May 22, 2018

Spring 2018

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.

What work happened in 2016?

In 2016 we built a new fence around the 8.6-acre Magnuson Park OLA and completed the People, Dogs, and Parks Plan.

What work happened in 2017?

Genesee Park

Regrade Park

  • Planning and design for a concrete curb and new fence along Bell St. OLA will be closed May 8-31, 2018. 

Woodland Park

What will happen in 2018?

Construction of Small and Shy Dog Areas was completed at Genesee Park and Woodland Park OLAs in the first quarter of 2018. A new pathway and seating will be installed in the Small & Shy Dog area at Genesee April 24 through May 24. The small dog area will be closed during construction; however, the larger OLA will remain open.

At Regrade Park in Belltown, an 18" block wall will be constructed inside the fence along Bell Street. The new wall will prevent gravel from the OLA from migrating onto the Bell Street sidewalk. The OLA will be closed during construction May 8 -31.


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

For construction questions contact Shannon Glass.
For other questions please contact Danyal Lotfi,