Improve Dog Off-Leash Areas

Updated: June 25, 2019

Summer 2019

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. 

Dog agility equipment will be installed at the Golden Gardens OLA in summer 2019. Based on feedback that SPR staff heard from dog owners at an outreach event on August 30, 2018 the equipment will be located at the south end. The site plan can be viewed here, and agility equipment images can be viewed here. The installation work will close the OLA for one 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
  • 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

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 Shannon Glass.
For other questions please contact Danyal Lotfi, Danyal.Lotfi@seattle.gov