Improve Dog Off-Leash Areas

Updated: February 12, 2019

Winter 2018/19

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.  

The Northacres Park OLA will be closed February 4 - March 1, 2019 for improvements. A contractor will be on site to install new fencing and a new double-gated entry on the north side of the OLA. The nearest OLA is located at Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115.  

The Dr. Jose Rizal Park OLA will be closed February 18 - March 8 for improvements. Seattle Conservation Corps will resurface the gravel pathway and install new benches. The nearest OLA is located at Blue Dog Pond, 1520 26th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144.  

Dog agility equipment will be installed at the Golden Garden OLA in late winter 2019. The OLA will be closed for up to two weeks. This webpage will be updated when the closure dates are confirmed.  

Project Description

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

  • 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

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.


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

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