If you need some assistance in finding the best dog parks in Washington State, below we’ve listed 9 for you to take a look at.
1. Warren G. Magnuson Park Off-Leash Area (Seattle)
The Warren G. Magnuson Park Off-Leash area is one of the largest and most popular dog parks in Seattle. This enormous park spans almost 9 acres of space for your pup to run, play, and make some new friends. There’s also a separate enclosed area for small or shy dogs.
Warren G. Magnuson Park Off-Leash Area has many amenities, including access to fresh water, a large play area, and winding trails – much of which is compact gravel and wheelchair friendly. Please ensure your dog is under constant supervision and clean up their waste using the bags provided.
2. Wapato Park Off-Leash Dog Park (Tacoma)
Wapato Park is a large, scenic park in Tacoma, WA. It has many features, including a designated off-leash dog park area. There are three fully fenced sections for dogs, including one specifically for small dogs. There are also benches and shaded areas where owners can relax.
Please keep your dog within sight and ensure they are not acting aggressively. Before bringing your dog to Wapato Park Off-Leash Dog Park, make sure they are vaccinated, licensed, and on a leash for your entry and exit. You also need to pick up and dispose of their waste in the park.
3. SpokAnimal Dog Park at High Bridge (Spokane)
The SpokAnimal Dog Park at High Bridge was the first designated dog park in the city of Spokane, WA. The park is a fully enclosed, large area with grass and gravel surfaces for dogs to play on. There are plastic pools for swimming in the warmer months, and plenty of shaded benches for owners to relax on.
Before bringing your dog to the SpokAnimal Dog Park at High Bridge, please ensure that they are up to date on all of their vaccines. Dogs exhibiting dangerous behavior are not permitted inside the park (and must leave if already in the park), and all dogs must be leashed on entry and exit.
4. Ike Dog Park (Vancouver)
Ike Dog Park (also known as Hazel Dell Park) is a designated off-leash dog park in Vancouver, WA. The park spans almost 12 acres of hills, open fields, trees, and space for dogs to play together. Ike Dog Park also has a double-gated entry for increased security, around 0.75 miles of walking trails, and benches for owners to sit.
Inside Ike Dog Park there is a separate enclosure for small dogs, as well as dog drinking fountains for thirsty pups. The entrance to Ike Dog Park is on NW 15th St (at the lower section of the park). There is an additional entry on NE 18th St for disabled users.
5. Robinswood Off-Leash Dog Corral (Bellevue)
Located in Bellevue, WA, Robinswood Off-Leash Dog Corral is the perfect place for your pup to let out some steam. The park is open from dawn to dusk each day, and has two large, fully-enclosed areas for dogs. There are free waste bags and trash bins, making it easy to pick up after your dog.
Robinswood Off-Leash Dog Corral has water spigots for drinking water and an award-winning hydration system. There’s also plenty of free parking right outside the park. Please make sure that your dog is on a leash when you enter and leave the park and that your pet is licensed.
6. Lower Woodland Off-Leash Area (Seattle)
The Lower Woodland Off-Leash Area is a designated section for dogs within Woodland Park in Seattle, WA. Lower Woodland Off-Leash Area is a one-acre park located on a wooded hillside, complete with shaded benches and a drinking fountain for dogs.
Inside Lower Woodland Off-Leash Area there is a smaller fenced area for small or shy dogs. Please make sure that your dog is vaccinated, and please leave the park should they exhibit any aggressive behavior. As well as a dog park, Woodland Park also has tennis courts, walking paths, a skatepark, and picnic areas.
7. Point Defiance Off-Leash Area (Tacoma)
Point Defiance Off-Leash Area is one of the most scenic dog parks in Tacoma, WA. This beautiful off-leash area spans 7 acres south of Fort Nisqually. There is fencing along the roadway and waterfront bluff region, and also a separate fenced area (around 1/8 acre) for smaller dogs.
Parking at Point Defiance Off-Leash Area is easy – there are 3-4 parking spaces at the front of the entry gates, and extra parking at the Fort Nisqually picnic area or on additional side streets. Park management requests that owners keep their dogs in sight and don’t let them jump on or interfere with other people or dogs. Please ensure that your dog is vaccinated and licensed before visiting Point Defiance Off-Leash Area.
8. South Hill Dog Park (Spokane)
South Hill Dog Park is located on Spokane’s South Hill, and is a mostly flat play area with large open spaces as well as some trees for shade. The park can be used in all weather conditions, and there are also trails along the outside of the park if you would rather keep your dog leashed for their exercise.
The park has three separate entrances, two of which have designated parking spaces. There are usually some tennis balls and toys in the park for your dog to play with, and often lots of other dogs for socializing. There are also water bowls for thirsty pups to drink from.
9. Dakota Dog Park (Vancouver)
Dakota Dog Park is located in NE Vancouver, WA. The park spans an impressive seven acres of flat terrain, with open fields and gravel walking trails. Dakota Dog Park is located inside Vancouver’s Pacific Community Park and has double-gated entries for extra security, around 0.5 miles of walking trails, and a separate fenced area for small dogs.
Dakota Dog Park can get muddy following rain, but there’s a designated area for rinsing those muddy paws. There are also water fountains for both dogs and their owners, on-site restrooms, and plenty of shaded areas for owners to relax in. Please make sure that your dog is on a leash when you enter and exit the dog park, and pick up their waste during your visit.
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