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A roughly pie-shaped, two-tiered park, Kinnear is bigger, grassier, and woodsier than the parks on the upper part of the hill, and offers closer views of the city and the sound. It is dominated here by the grain elevators of Pier 86, where ships dock to be fed their cargoes through snaking tubes. You can also spot joggers moving antlike along the narrow green of Myrtle Edwards and Elliott Bay parks on the shoreline. For a different, quieter mood, descend into Lower Kinnear on a narrow pathway, which leads to a tennis court, and walk among glacial boulders and maple trees. (Excerpt from Enjoying Seattle Parks by Brandt Morgan.)

Kinnear Park Off-Leash Area

Kinnear Park, 899 W Olympic Pl, Seattle, WA


The 5,400 square foot dog park is located in the west section of Kinnear Park. The site is a corral configuration on a relatively flat incline beneath a towering forest. A steep nature trail runs past the site and offers views of Elliot Bay. The trail connects upper with lower Kinnear Park and leads to Myrtle Edwards and Elliott Bay parks along Puget Sound.

The off-leash area is surrounded by a 4’ fence and has a double gate entrance with a single gate emergency exit in the rear to ensure dog safety. It includes a kiosk, natural feeling wooden fencing, wood chip surfacing, logs and rocks, a bench and native plantings on the adjacent hillside.

On weekends and after business hours the site enjoys a dedicated parking lot behind Queen Anne Upholstery at the end of W. Mercer Street. (Enter at 904 Elliott Ave. W). Mercer is a busy street.

Dog owners should take care to leash their dogs outside of the off leash park on trails and between OLA and parking.

Have your special ceremony here!

You can schedule an outdoor ceremony in almost any of our 400 parks, but this particular location is especially well suited for outdoor ceremonies. Please visit our outdoor ceremonies reservations site for more information.