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10 Best Seattle Dog Parks

Seattle has been a great place to own a dog. There are so many dog-friendly establishments and outdoor parks for our four-legged friends. If you just moved or you just got a dog, here are the 10 best Seattle Dog Parks.

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Dog Parks picked by our dog-owning staff.

#1 Discovery Park

Leashed dogs are always welcome in Discovery Park. The park is close to downtown Seattle and offers spectacular views of both the Cascade and the Olympic Mountain ranges. Our favorite destination in the park is to the Lighthouse.

Visit the Discovery Park website.

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#2 Warren G. Magnuson Dog Park

Magnuson has a large open gravel area perfect for playing fetch. Close to the entrance, you’ll find plenty of shaded seating, dog vendors selling treats and toys. There is also a smaller section of the park reserved for small dogs.

Our favorite part about Magnuson is the dog beach area. If your dog loves swimming, you’ll have a ton of fun here.

Located in North Seattle, the Magnuson Dog Park is the largest in the area.

Visit the Magnuson Dog Park Beach website for more info.

You can also join the MOLG (Magnuson Off Leash Dog Group)

#3 Golden Gardens Park

The park is large enough for dogs to run around. If you have a smaller pup, they have a separate area they can take advantage of. We recommend heading to Golden Gardens Park in the evening when you can walk down to the water to watch the sunset with your pooch.

Visit the Golden Gardens Park website for more info.

#4 Woodland Park

Woodland Park can get very crowded, so we recommend coming early to secure parking. Your dog will enjoy a big hill to climb. They also have a large water station so your dog never goes thirsty. After a day of playing, you can take a walk around the popular Green Lake afterward.

Visit the Woodland Park website for more info.

#5 Kinnear Park

Kinnear Park is located in the Queen Anne neighborhood and is smaller than most off-leash dog parks. While it’s small, you’ll be able to enjoy a fabulous view of the ocean and has some wonderful trails to walk around. The view definitely makes it one of the best Seattle dog parks.

#6 Regrade Park

Regrade Dog Park is centrally located for downtown Seattle residents. As an urban dog park, it offers adorable dog murals and a structure that is perfect for climbing. If you’re lucky, you may be able to catch Eclipse the famous black labrador that takes herself on the bus to the park.

#7 Westcrest Park

Westcrest Park has plenty of trails and open space for your pooch to explore. They also have a doggy drinking fountain. The park also has a separate area for smaller or lower energy dogs.

#8 Genesee Dog Park

Genesee Dog Park is located in Southeast Seattle just west of Seward Park on Lake Washington. The park’s off-leash area is two and a half acres big and is completely fenced with two double-gated entrances. The center of the park is an off-leash area covered in gravel, which is great for mud-free winter playtime. The park also has a doggy drinking fountain so that your pooch has all they need.

#9 Denny Substation Dog Park

The Denny Substation Park is the newest off-leash dog park in South Lake Union. The park is centrally located at the bottom of Denny next to the Substation. It’s a great park for city dwellers living near Amazon’s campus in the SLU/Capitol Hill/Belltown areas.

The space is tight and not ideal for larger dogs. The park has artificial turf which is great for rainy Seattle days.

#10 Marymoor Dog Park on the Eastside

To finish up with the best Seattle Dog Parks, we need to talk about Marymoor!! is like Disneyland for dogs! This off-leash park is great for all sizes and types of dogs. The 40-acre park offers a variety of different landscapes to get lost in, including lush meadows and large swimming pools filled with dogs!

There is plenty of parking and room for your dog to enjoy the park. It does get crowded on the weekends. Parking costs $1 and fresh water from the Sammamish River is available for thirsty dogs.

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