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Our Dog Parks list is being upgraded and integrated with our new
Dog Parks catalog.


For your dog, free must mean unleashed, free to run, fetch, sniff other dogs, and maybe even dig a little.

Gone, gone are the spaces, the wide-open spaces, where a dog could roam at will, where dog and owner, together, could commune with each other and nature.

Laws for the community good cover lots of areas, some laws we support and agree with, others curtail our activities more than we like. However, we must live in the present and that includes leash laws.

Do not despair; there are answers for your dog and its desire for freedom without going to eastern Washington or Montana in search of those open-spaces. Our region has a number of fine off leash dog parks. While these dog parks are not like the free, unfettered spaces of yore, hardly anything is as it was.

So, you and your dog enjoy those off leash dog parks. Be sure to be green and clean.

A Blessing on you and your dog

Belva & The Bearded One

Off Leash

Anacortes Dog Parks

Ace of Hearts Creek
Rotary Park
H Avenue & 38th Street
Anacortes, WA
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1.5 acre, fenced dog park, a baseball field and an extensive wetland and pond system from the Ace of Hearts Creek. The facility is east of the LDS church across H Avenue.

Anacortes Dog Park
9th and Q
Anacortes, WA, US 98221
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This is a fenced park and a great place for your pet to socialize; but be sure to bring water. This is a temporary facility until work is completed at the Ace of Hearts Creek Park.

Bandix Dog Park

Bandix Rd SE
exit Hwy 16 at Purdy
Burley, WA
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This dog park has a separate small dog area, benches and trails (be sure to bring water for your dog and some to share).

Clover Valley Dog Park

Oak Harbor at Ault Field Rd Oak Harbor, WA
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This is a 2 acre fenced dog park, located north of the city of Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island. The dog park is located next to the Clover Valley Baseball Park. From SR 20 head west about one mile on Ault Field Road to the park.

Double Bluff Beach Dog Park

Useless Bay
South Whidbey
Whidbey Island, WA
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the Double Bluff Beach Off-Leash Area is a two-mile-long stretch of salt water beach on Useless Bay. At the base of the bluffs, enormous tangles of driftwood make great doggy jungle gyms. When the tide is out, the beach is hundreds of feet wide but even at high tide, the beach is wide enough for dogs to run themselves to a state of blissful exhaustion.

Dr. Jose Rizal Park (Beacon Hill)

1008 12th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98144
Phone: 206-684-4075
Hours: 4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

This is a place your dog can run free and you can enjoy a spectacular view of Elliott Bay and the south end of downtown Seattle. The Off Leash area is at the North end of the park.

Everett Off- Leash Dog Parks

Let Fluffy off the leash to play with canine friends, sniff an unhindered path or splash in the surf. Just be sure to keep your pet’s waste picked up and behavior in check.

Howarth Park
1127 Olympic Blvd.
Everett, WA 98203
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Off-leash area (North beach only; turn right at foot of tressle and go past creek)

Loganberry Lane Park
18th Ave. W
(Loganberry Lane) Everett, WA 98204
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Situated at the end of the street, Loganberry Lane Park offers wooded trails to enjoy with your dog off-leash. Please remember to pick up after your pet.

Lowell Park
4605 S. 3rd Ave.
Everett, WA 98203
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The dog park is located in the fenced area north of tennis courts.

Cavalero Park
7500 20th St SE Cavalero Hill Rd
Everett WA.
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This 3 acre dog park has a separate shy dog area. Please bring a bag to pick up after your dog and some to share. Maintained and operated by the nonprofit Sno-Dog.

Genesee Park (South Seattle)

4316 S. Genesee St.
Seattle, WA 98118
Phone: 206-684-4075
Hours: 4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Genesee Park has a fully fenced 2 1/2 acres off-leash area complete with a doggie drinking fountain.

Golden Gardens Park (Ballard)

8498 Seaview Place N.W.
Seattle, WA 98117
Phone: 206-684-4075
Hours: 6 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily.
Parking: Free parking

The fenced off-leash area for dogs is in the upper northern portion of the park. There are restrooms for the owner’s convenience and water for the dogs. Dogs are welcome in the rest of the park but must be on leash.

Grandview Off Leash Dog Park

Military Rd S &
S 229th Pl
SeaTac, WA 98198
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The upper level grassy field of this 37-acre Dog Park truly offers stunning views of Mount Rainier (when the weather cooperates) and the Lower area an old soccer field provides a wide open flat place for dogs to run off some of that pentup energy. Picnic tables and benches provide more places to enjoy the view.

Howe Farm Off-Leash

Sedgwick & Long Lake Road
Port Orchard
, WA
Take Hwy 16 to Sedgwick.
Travel east on Sedgwick
about three miles to
Long Lake Road.
The park is located on Long Lake Road between
Mile High Drive and Sedgwick.
Area Map

I-5 Colonnade Park Off-Leash Area

under I-5 near Eastlake
south of E. Howe St.
between Lakeview Blvd. &
Franklin Ave. E
Seattle, WA
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The south end of this 7.5 acre park under I-5 is devoted to an off-leash area, while the north end sports hilly trails and switchbacks for mountainbikes. The off-leash area is very roomy and convenient for dogs and their owners to visit and enjoy, but parking can be tight.

I-90 "Blue Dog Pond" (South Seattle)

Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Massachusetts
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-684-4075
Hours: 4 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily

“Blue Dog Pond” is located in Sam Smith Park, just look for the sculpture of the big blue dog. The Park is fenced and has a lot of high slopes and room for your dog to run. There is water available.

Jasper's Dog Park

Kirkland's first dog park
11225 NE 120th Street
At The Intersection Of:
NE 120th and 113th Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
Dawn Until Dusk
Area Map

On SATURDAY JANUARY 28 at 12 pm Jasper’s Dog Park opened it's gate as Kirkland’s first fenced off-leash dog park. The park was funded and built by the efforts of Kirkland's Off-Leash Dog Group (KDOG) and the generosity of local businesses and individual donors.

“You can’t go anywhere in Kirkland without seeing people out with their dogs, and Kirkland is very fortunate to have such strong support for this project from local businesses. We are grateful for their commitment to this project and it helped to energize our work party volunteers.” said Jean Guth, KDOG President.

Another victory for dogs' and their owners. Please follow the rules.

Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island)

2040 84th Ave. S.E.
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206-236-3545

The Off Leash area is at the north-end of the park. A dog run with a view? These Mercer Island guys know how to live.

Marguerite Brons Memorial Park Off-Leash Area

South Whidbey
Whidbey Island, WA
How to get there: From SR 525 head south on Bayview Road about 1/2 mile. The park entrance is on the left (south) side of Bayview Road.
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13 acres of meadow and woods, Marguerite Brons Memorial Park has proven to be very popular with local dogs and their humans. The park is completely fenced allowing humans to relax and socialize while their doggies can run and play safely. The park consists of 3 different areas: a small dog area, a large open meadow, and an even larger wooded area with trails.

Marymoor Park (Redmond)

6046 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE
Redmond, WA
Phone: 206 205-3661
Hours: 8: a.m. - Dusk

“Oh my god, Fido! We’ve died and gone to Doggie Heaven!” 40 acres of off-leash exercise area for you and your pup to run and frolic. And there is water to drink and a Dog Wash station when you are through for the day. This place is bigger than many neighborhood parks.

McKinley Park Off Leash Demonstration Area

907 Park Trail
Tacoma, WA
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The 7 acres of the lower trail area of McKinley Park have been made into an off-leash demonstration area. Unlike a formal dog park, this off-leash demonstration area is not a fully fenced enclosure. The lower portion of McKinley Park is fenced, providing a barrier between the off-leash area and I-5.

Northacres Park (North Seattle)

12718 1st Ave NE
Seattle, WA
206 684-4075
Hours: 4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m

The secluded nature of the park offers dogs a quiet, outdoors off-leash area. It features nature trails and Sani-Can for environmentally-friendly poop disposal. And there are benches where tired dog owners can catch a breather.


Off-Leash Area
498 Admiral Way
Edmonds, WA

Heads up dog owners. If you are bringing your furry K9 pal to the beach with you in Edmonds, this is the only off leash park in the area. Have fun with your dog and enjoy the freedom of a good unleashed run. But think of others and only leave footprints and fond memories behind.

Patmore Pit Off-Leash Dog Park

Whidbey Island, WA
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Patmore Pit off-leash park is just south of Coupeville with the largest fenced area of all the Whidbey Island off-leash parks. Patmore is a forty-acre meadow, now completely fenced, with a separate fenced agility area, fenced small dog area, toys, water, and poop bags provided.

Plymouth Pillars Park Off-Leash Area

Boren Ave. & Pike St.
Seattle, WA
Park Info

Area Map
Plymouth Pillars off-leash area is located just east of downtown. It is about .2 acres with a long, narrow design, and with a scenic view of downtown. The surface is crushed rock, and it has a unique human/dog drinking fountain inside the dog park.

Point Defiance Park Off Leash Demonstration Area

5400 N Pearl St.
Tacoma, WA
Area Map

Approximately 7 acres in Point Defiance Park, located in the former Madrona Day Camp area on Five Mile Drive south of Fort Nisqually, have been made into an off-leash demonstration area. Unlike a formal dog park, this off-leash demonstration area is not a fully fenced enclosure. However, in June 2011 a fenced area (about 1/8 acre) was installed at the front gate for smaller dogs. In September 2010, staff started collecting rainwater into a rain barrel to provide water for dogs using this location.



899 West Olympic Place
Seattle, WA 98119

Queen Anne finally has its first off-leash dog park at Lower Kinnear Park – and it’s ready and waiting for your well-behaved pup to enjoy.
Click Link for More Info:

Regrade Park (Belltown)

2251 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
Hours: 6 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

At a third of an acre, Regrade Park in Belltown is the smallest of Seattle's nine off-leash parks, and the first one downtown. Well, city dogs have a right to freedom, too. How would you like to be on a leash all the time?

Rogers Park Off-Leash Area

3151 East L St
Tacoma, WA
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This fully fenced, 1.5 acres, off-leash area features a drinking fountain, bench and shelter. It is a perfect place for dogs to exercise and socialize.

Sand Point Magnuson Park (Sandpoint)

7400 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA
Phone: 206 684-4946
Hours: 4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

This is the city's largest and only off-leash area with beach access. A run… and a swim! Does it get any better than this? The park includes a shelter with running water so you can rinse the seaweed off your pup when he is through for the day.

This park also has a small/shy dog mini-park so your tiny pup can run around with guys/gals his/her own size.

Sequim Dog Park

202 N Blake Ave
Sequim, WA 98382
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The Sequim Dog park is a community park that is over one acre in size. The park encourages people to bring their dogs for exercise and off leash doggie play. There is a fenced area for large dogs and one for small dogs. Plus we have additional areas we use to rotate the coverage to keep our grass green and reduce muddy areas. Restrooms, doggie clean-up bags, and benches are available for visitors use.



320 Innis Arden Way
Shoreline, WA
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Shoreline now has three Off-Leash Dog Parks for resident dogs as well as visiting dogs and their owners to enjoy a good romp.

The Shoreview facility, Shoreline's first Dog Park, is 2½ fenced acres, and has dog waste stations, portable restroom (for dog owners), as well as a shy/small dog area and water barrel.

The Saltwater Off-Leash Park (Shorelines newest Dog Park) is an unfenced area consisting of approximately 300 feet of beach beginning just south of where the bridge exits onto the sand. This 1.2 acre site offers sandy beaches, water access and nearby restrooms and parking. Sounds like Doggy Heaven to me!

The Saltwater facility is off-leash in the winter months, only.
Check the rules just to be safe.

2021 NW 190th Street
Shoreline, WA, US
Click Link For More Info:
Area Map

1902 NE 150th St.
Shoreline, WA 98155
Vehicle Access
Enter from NE 150th St.
just east of the entrance
to the Public Health Lab
at 20th Avenue NE.
Click Here For Site Location

Silverdale Dog Park

11601 Silverdale Way NW
Silverdale, WA  98383
Click Link for Area Map & More Info:
This is a recreational area where dogs and people can interact in a clean, safe and pleasant environment.

South Tacoma Community Center Off Leash Demonstration Area

6002 S Adams St.
Tacoma, WA
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2.8 acres by South End Recreation Area. The new South Tacoma Community Center, an exciting new regional 75-acre community complex to bring multiple programs and services to the South Tacoma region, is currently under development in this area. No water is available at this site. Unlike a formal dog park, this off-leash demonstration area is not a fully fenced enclosure.

Westcrest Park (White Center)

8600 8th Ave SW
Seattle, WA
Hours: 4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

There are more than four acres of grass, open spaces and paths, a doggie drinking fountain, shade, trees, and lots of open space. Not to forget the dog-owners, there are benches, chairs, a shady place to relax and the restrooms are nearby. There is also a special, separated area for small and shy dogs. It is located on the southwest side, up on the hill.

Willis Tucker Park Off Leash Area

6705 Puget Park Drive
Snohomish, WA 98296
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There is a 2 acre interim off-leash area with nearby parking and a newly opened 4.5 acre meadow area that can be accessed from the main parking lot, along with a fenced wooded and a shy dog area.

Woodland Park (Wallingford)

Aurora Ave. N and N 59th St.
Seattle, WA
Hours: 4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

This 2 acre off-leash area includes a big hill perfect for ball-chasing (tennis balls are available for use). There's a faucet to provide water for your pooch, but it's turned off in the winter, so, bring bottled water. A dog gets thirsty chasing tennis balls.

Our Dog Parks list is being upgraded and integrated with our new
Dog Parks catalog.