In Seattle, pups are welcome in parks as long as they are on a leash; but even better are the 14 exciting exceptions! At these designated off-leash areas, Fido is free to run, roll over, meet new friends, work out, play with his owners and socialize with his canine friends.
Dogs are not allowed at any time on organized athletic fields, beaches, or children’s play areas in Seattle parks, per the Seattle Municipal Code. Dogs must be on a leash at all times, unless inside the boundaries of our designated off-leash areas.
People, Dogs and Parks Strategic Plan
Seattle Parks and Recreation is pleased to release the final draft of the People, Dogs, and Parks Plan. See an overview on this page or read the plan and learn more about the future of Off-Leash Areas.
The Seattle Park District’s Maintaining Parks and Facilities funding initiative provides funding to improve Dog Off-Leash Areas (OLAs) throughout Seattle.
Seattle Parks and Recreation is working to improve drainage at the Westcrest Off-Leash Area. Please visit the Westcrest Park Drainage Improvements project page for more information.
For information about other current and completed projects please visit the Improve Dog Off-Leash Areas webpage.