Off-Leash Area

Warren G. Magnuson Park Off-Leash Area

Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA

OLA Path Repair  - Closure Mon., April 22 through Wed., April 24, 2019

Seattle Parks and Recreation's Urban Forestry and Concrete Crew will be working at Magnuson Park Off-Leash Area(OLA) to remove a damaged portion of a path, remove tree roots and replace path asphalt. The path is in the northeast area of the OLA near the beach. For visitor's safety the path will be blocked during repair work. We anticipate two to three days for completion. 

Closure Mon., April 22 through Wed., April 24, 2019. Schedule may be extended if we encounter unforeseen difficulties.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we make these improvements and improve the access for all. For additional information or questions please contact Nich Johnson, Arborist or 206-386-1688 


The Magnuson off-leash area contains 8.6 acres. It is a place where city hounds can romp with buddies in Seattle’s biggest fully-fenced back yard for canines. This off-leash area is the only one inside city limits with water access (Lake Washington’s freshwater shoreline).

The site has a large, generally flat play area, a winding trail with several open areas and changes of scenery along the way, and it gives dog owners and their dogs of all ages plenty of space to “work out”. Most of the trail is compact gravel and is wheelchair accessible.

This off-leash area has a small and shy dog area within the larger dog park. Fencing and signs were installed in coordination with the Magnuson Off Leash Area Group (MOLG). The small/shy dog area is located just to the south of the main entrance kiosk, accessible from NE 74th street.

Magnuson Park’s off-leash area is by far the largest, most popular and most widely used off-leash area in Seattle.