Are you looking for open areas to socialize your dog with others? Then this post is for you. Below we’ve featured 10 of the best dog parks in Seattle you should know about!
1. Warren G. Magnuson Park Off-Leash Area
Warren G. Magnuson Park Off-Leash Area is the largest fenced dog park in Seattle. Located on Sand Point Way NE, this roomy park features almost 9 acres of off-leash heaven and even has access to the beachfront of Lake Washington – perfect if your canine loves a swim! The park is mostly flat terrain and features gravel trails (wheelchair accessible) for owners to walk along.
Within the Warren G. Magnuson Park Off-Leash Area, there is a separate enclosure for small or shy dogs – both sections of the park are fully enclosed. Parking and shaded benches are also available. When visiting this popular dog park, please remember to clean up after your dog and ensure they are closely supervised at all times.
2. Westcrest Park
Westcrest Park is a spacious, somewhat under-developed park in southwest Seattle, WA, with great views of the cityscape. The park features large open spaces and walking paths, as well as the off-leash area for dogs. The off-leash dog area features water fountains for dogs, trees, shaded benches for owners, and lots of open areas for playing and socializing.
Designated parking for Westcrest Park is available, as well as picnic tables, restrooms, and playgrounds for kids just outside the off-leash area. The dog park also features a separate enclosure for shy or small dogs. Please note that when visiting the park, your dog needs to be on a leash in all areas except for the designated off-leash section.
3. Lower Woodland Off-Leash Area
Woodland Park is a large park in Seattle, WA, featuring open spaces, children’s playgrounds, picnic areas, and a beautiful rose garden. As well as all of these amenities, the lower section of the park is a designated off-leash dog playground. The off-leash area at Woodland Park covers around one acre of space.
The Lower Woodland Off-Leash Area is located on a sloped hillside and features many large trees and natural terrain. Benched seating is available for owners and drinking water is available for dogs. Inside the off-leash area there is a separate enclosure for small or shy dogs. Please ensure that your dog is securely leashed in all other areas of Woodland Park.
4. Northacres Park Off-Leash Area
Northacres Park is a large park with picnic areas, sporting grounds, playgrounds, and a water playground. The park also features a designated off-leash area for dogs. The off-leash section of Northacres Park covers around 1.6 acres of space. Inside this area, there are walking trails, trees, and shaded benches for owners.
Conveniently located outside the off-leash area are bathrooms and designated parking (on the west and south sides of the park). Please ensure your dog is on a leash when you enter and exit the off-leash area. Please clean up after your dog during your visit and ensure they are closely supervised at all times.
5. Genesee Park Off-Leash Area
Genesee Park Off-Leash Area is located in southeastern Seattle and borders the beautiful Lake Washington. The off-leash area at Genesee Park covers almost three acres and is entirely enclosed with a secure, double-gated entrance.
Genesee Park Off-Leash Area is a mostly flat dog park with a gravel covering, which helps to reduce the chances of muddy paws. Drinking water is available for dogs inside the park, and there is a separate enclosed space for small or shy dogs.
6. Blue Dog Pond Off-Leash Area
Blue Dog Pond Off-Leash Area is a designated dog park in southeast Seattle covering just under two acres of space. This rectangular dog park is located on a grassy hillside with plenty of space for a game of fetch or lots of socializing.
The Blue Dog Pond Off-Leash Area is fully and securely enclosed with a large fence, and has running water where thirsty pups can drink from. It is worth noting that this grassy park can become quite wet and muddy after it rains, so bring a towel to clean up your dog’s paws before the ride home.
7. Golden Gardens Off-Leash Area
Golden Gardens Off-Leash Area is a one-acre space where dogs can enjoy some freedom and room to roam around. This popular dog park features a woodchip covering to reduce mud, as well as lots of large trees for sniffing and exploring. For owners, there are tables, benches, and a sheltered area that’s perfect for rainy days.
Outside the Golden Gardens Off-Leash Area, there is a designated parking lot and bathrooms. Please ensure that your dog is on a leash whenever you are entering or leaving the off-leash area. Supervise your dog during their visit to the park and clean up all waste before leaving.
8. Plymouth Pillars Dog Park
Plymouth Pillars Dog Park is a city park that’s easily accessible for dog owners and their four-legged companions. This dog park was recently remodeled to feature some cool new artwork, plus improved walking paths and benches where owners can relax and watch their dogs.
Inside the off-leash dog park, drinking water is available for both dogs and their owners. The surface of the park is mostly crushed rock. Although the off-leash area is smaller than some of Seattle’s larger dog parks, it features a great view of the city and still enough room for a game of fetch.
9. Magnolia Manor Park Off-Leash Area
Located in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood, Magnolia Manor Park Off-Leash Area has great views of the city and plenty of off-leash space for pups to explore. The off-leash area covers around 21,000 sq. ft. and features a secure, chain-link fence and drinking fountains for dogs.
Outside the off-leash area, there are picnic tables, benches for owners, and walking paths. Please supervise your dog during your visit, and remove them from the off-leash area if they show any signs of aggression.
10. Dr. Jose Rizal Park
Dr. Jose Rizal Park is set on the western section of Beacon Hill in Seattle, WA. With beautiful city and bay views, it’s a great place to relax while your dog burns off some steam. The northern section of the park is a designated off-leash area where dogs are free to roam and socialize.
Outside the off-leash area, Dr. Jose Rizal Park features picnic areas, restrooms, and playgrounds. Whenever your dog is outside the off-leash area, please ensure they are securely on a leash. Inside the off-leash area, please supervise your dog at all times.