Improve Dog Off-Leash Areas

Updated: August 16, 2018

Summer 2018

Please join Seattle Parks and Recreation Landscape Architect and Project Manager at the Golden Gardens Off-Leash Area on Thursday, August 30 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to review and comment on plans to install agility equipment in the OLA.

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.

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,