FOLLOWUP: West Seattle’s second off-leash area location is finalized

(2023 Seattle Parks image of stadium study area for off-leash area)

It’s official: Following a recommendation vote at last night’s Parks Board meeting, Seattle Parks says West Seattle’s second off-leash area will be just south of West Seattle Stadium (the area outlined in red, above). The announcement from Parks says the “planning and construction timeline will be announced soon.” It also reiterates that Lincoln Park (the other finalist for the site, after a long study process) was “found to be unsuitable (and) not recommended for an OLA at this time based on community feedback and other existing uses). The West Seattle Stadium dog park will be funded by the Park District. The department also is planning new dog parks in South Park (near the community center) and Georgetown.

13 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: West Seattle's second off-leash area location is finalized"

  • Chris March 29, 2024 (10:16 am)

    Good choice!!! Can’t wait!!!

  • Eric March 29, 2024 (12:35 pm)

    Great call, Parks, we appreciate this! 🖤

  • DelridgeNeighbor March 29, 2024 (12:37 pm)

    Presumably there will be a public comment period on the actual design at some point? There’s a heavily-used foot access path to Camp Long that’s visible in the arial view going from the top/left corner of the red box toward the lower right. I personally use this regularly as a pedestrian route between North Delridge and the Junction and would hate to see that access lost as part of this project. Better yet, I’d love to see that access point get improved as it can get quite muddy in the winter months.

  • KM March 29, 2024 (12:38 pm)

    Great choice!

  • LG March 29, 2024 (1:27 pm)

    So excited for this! 

  • Dogless, but still March 29, 2024 (1:48 pm)

    Serving the dogs of north and central West Seattle.  Good choice!

  • penpal March 29, 2024 (2:28 pm)

    let the barking begin….

  • flimflam March 29, 2024 (3:05 pm)

    Will they be chopping down trees to accommodate this? The red are looks to include some..,

  • david March 29, 2024 (4:53 pm)

    This is the area that was filled in from the dirt they excavated from Jefferson Elementary playground when Jefferson Square was created.  Its purpose in dumping the dirt  here was to have a newer better flat golf driving range that never materialized.  At least they are finally putting this land to some use…

  • JS March 29, 2024 (6:23 pm)

    This is great news. I own two pups, and getting them loaded in my truck and hauling them all the way over to Westcrest from my place near Whole foods was a pain in the neck. This will even encourage me to walk there instead of drive. Love that dogs will have a place to be athletic right next to the human athletes. Great location. 

  • Valerie March 30, 2024 (4:12 pm)

    Could not be happier about this. 

  • Judy Sweeney April 1, 2024 (4:39 pm)

    That’s hogwash about no appropriate off leash sites in Lincoln Park. Come walk with me. There is plenty of space for everyone. I wrote at another time, why not let off leash dog people have the park 2 or 3 days a week. Why should off leash people have it all?

  • Mike in WS April 2, 2024 (9:23 am)

    Can the park dept PLEASE not create a gravel based dog park. These are super hard on the dogs feet and prevent it being used for ball throwing and other activities best suited for such a facility.  This has been used at several other parks with the justification that it is easier to maintain. Yes, concrete is also easy to maintain but we don’t pave over parks either. Maybe a mix of a tough grass or alternative plan and urine loving clover would create a tough but soft surface. This is a chance for innovation and a better product – please grab the opportunity and don’t repeat past mistakes.

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