The 9 Best Dog Parks in Seattle 

Written by Emilio Brown
Published: May 15, 2022
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Seattle is the largest city in Washington and provides a large variety of dog parks for you and your furry friend to enjoy. Living in a city with a dog can be difficult at times, especially if you do not have the space in your home to regularly exercise your pup. Dog parks are the best places to bring your dog to play with other dogs and get all of their energy out for the day. Here you will find the 9 best dog parks in Seattle, making it easy for you to find one worth visiting. 

In Seattle to attend these parks, all dogs must be fully vaccinated. Training is recommended to make it easier for dogs to play with other pups safely. 

Good dog parks are fenced off and provide substantial space. Going to a bad dog park can ruin you and your dog’s day, and may even be unsafe on some occasions. Whether a resident of Seattle or just visiting with your furry friend, there are a variety of dog parks for you to enjoy. Here are the 9 best dog parks in Seattle worth checking out, and everything you need to know about them. 

1. Plymouth Pillars Dog Park

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The Plymouth Pillars Dog park is located on the east of downtown Seattle

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Plymouth Pillars Dog Park 
Location Pine Street, Boren Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 
Hours 6 AM – 10 PM
Price Free 

Near the Plymouth Pillars in Seattle Washington, the Plymouth Pillars Dog Park is a safe place to take your pup to play off-leash. A double-gated entrance and fenced-off area make it so you don’t have to worry about your dog escaping. This park is not the largest, as it is only .2 acres, and has a narrow design. This park is best for those who live near the area or are nearby.

Plymouth Pillars dog park provides trash cans for poop bags and a water fountain for humans and hounds. This park may not be the best for smaller dogs, since the space is small, and there is no separate area for smaller breeds. The ground is gravel which is fun for dogs who love digging but can be too harsh for softer paws.  The park is also open to the elements, and can easily get too hot, or cold due to the lack of shelters. With the ideal weather and dosg, the Plymouth Pillars dog park can be an enjoyable experience if in the area. 

2. Blue Dog Pond

Blue Dog Pond  
Location 1520 26th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144 
Hours 4 AM-11:30 PM 
Price Free 

In Sam Smith Park, the giant blue dog statue lets you know you are in Blue Dog Pond dog park. The dog park is 0.3 acres of field and great for letting your pup play, with plenty of space and hills to tire them out. The park is large enough to accommodate any type of dog, but in the wet seasons, it may get muddy. 

The large blue dog statue lets you know you are in the dog park, but Sam Smith Park is also a peaceful visit. Dogs must be leashed when not in the dog park. Sam Smith Park is 1.7 acres large and is a great place to walk your dog if you want to venture out of the dog park. 

3. Magnolia Manor Park Off-Leash Area

Magnolia Seattle

Magnolia is a hill north of downtown. In addition to this dog park you can explore Discovery Park, which is a major feature of the neighborhood.

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Magnolia Manor Park Off-Leash Area
Location 3500 28th Ave W, Seattle WA 98199 
Hours 4 AM-11:30 AM 
Price Free 

Magnolia is the second-largest neighborhood in Seattle, and within the area is Magnolia Manor Park, a 12 acres of park. In Magnolia park, you can find an off-leash dog park around 21,000 sq large. For smaller or older dogs there is a small separate area fenced off so they can safely enjoy roaming free. 

The Magnolia Manor off-leash park is a popular local spot and is visited often by nearby residents. The dog park is open, with a “chuck it” area to practice playing fetch. A large portion of the ground is covered in wood chips and is paved. Located on one of the highest points in its area, Magnolia Manor park has a beautiful view of the Seattle area. 

This park opened in 2012, and in the center is a fenced-off area where the underground reserve is located. Magnolia manor is a peaceful area to take your dog and is visited regularly by the community members that live nearby. Dogs are always present, and there is also a community garden just a short distance away from the dog park. 

4. Genesee Dog Park 

Genesee Dog Park 
Location 4316 S Genesee St, Seattle, WA 98118 
Hours 4 AM- 11:30 PM 
Price Free 

A 2.7 acres of fenced off-field, the Genesee dog park is an off area where you can safely let your dog off-leash. The large field is mostly flat and has trees to provide shade when needed. Most of the ground is gravel and field, making it extremely unlikely to get muddy on the rainiest of days. 

The park is well kept, and community events are held regularly so volunteers can help upkeep the park. Water and poop bags are provided for your use. The dog park is located in Genesee Park, which also has a soccer field, garden, picnic area, and play area. Dogs must be kept on a leash when not in the designated area, but a park is a great place for walks. 

5. Kinnear Park Off-Leash Area 

Dog Park Series - Two Small Dogs

A 4-foot tall fence surrounds Kinnear Park off-leash area with an emergency exit for safety.

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Kinnear Park Off-Leaf Area 
Location 899 W Olympic Pl, Seattle, WA 98119 
Hours 6 AM-10 PM 
Price Free 

Kinnear Park has a dog park that is 5,400 square feet, surrounded by a 4-foot tall fence to make sure no pooch escapes. This dog park is relatively flat, with a wood chip surface. The off-leash area is west of Kinnear park and is secured with a double-gated entrance. Outside of the dog park area is a trail for walking, but all dogs must be leashed. 

The Kinnear dog park is a nice area to let your dog run, and play. It is not packed often and may lack other dogs for socializing on some days. Trees are abundant in the park for shade, with rocks and logs for playing. 

6. Northacres Off-Leash Dog Area 

Northacres Off-Leash Dog Area 
Location 12718 1st Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125 
Hours 6 AM-10 PM 
Price Free 

In the northeast corner of Northacres Park, there is a 1.6 acres off-leash area great for letting your pup run free. The area is a forested habitat with benches, poop bags, and a water fountain for when your dog gets thirsty. The ground in this park is wood chips to prevent mud, but the park is wet on most days. 

The wooded area is great for exploring, and playing fetch with your dog. North Acres’s off-leash area does not get packed often, but it is a popular spot for bringing dogs to socialize. North Acres dog park is not the only attraction to enjoy, as there are also playgrounds and a spray park if you want to venture outside the off-leash area.

7. Voff Dog Park

Bar with Beers

The Voff Dog Park is also a bar.

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Voff Dog Park 
Location 9731 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 
Hours Mon-Wed: (3-10PM) Sat: (12-10PM) Sun: (3-10PM) 
Price Daily: $12

Voff Dog Park is a friendly place to take your dog but is also a bar to grab a quick drink. The ground is astroturf, with benches around to enjoy your beverages. Voff Dog Park has different toys for dogs to play with, but also 20+ types of beers if you are looking to chill. Wines, mimosas, and other alcoholic drinks are available, as non-alcoholic beverages. 

The membership is $12 for the day, but a VIP pass is available if you want to regularly visit this park. A monthly membership can be purchased just for the dog, but also has packages that include free drinks. Voff dog park is the best for those who enjoy a good drink and love watching their dog socialize and play. 

8. Dog Yard 

Dog Yard 
Location 1546 Leary Way NW, WA 98107 
Hours Tues-Thur: (2-9 PM) Friday: (12-10PM) Weekend: (10 AM-9PM) Monday: (4-8 PM) 
Price Daily: $16 

The Dog Yard is a fun place to take your dog to socialize but is also an even better bar for you to get some drinks. If you ever wondered what a dog park bar is like then you should check out the Dog Yard in Seattle. Being 21+ is required to enter this dog park since they serve alcoholic beverages like wine, beer, and seltzer, but they also serve a variety of food for you to enjoy as well. 

Dogs entering these parks must be registered and vaccinated. A $16 dollar daily entrance fee is required, but if you plan on regularly attending this fun bar there are different price ranges for you to choose from.

  • 5 day pass: $75 
  • 10 Day pass: $145 
  • Monthly Pass: $56 
  • Two Dogs Monthly: $81 
  • Yearly: $535 
  • 2 dogs yearly: $770 

While the Dog Yard is a cool bar to visit, it is also a great dog park for dogs to play and socialize. There is a space for dogs to play, with toys and some obstacles. Other dogs are always present for them to socialize. The Dog Yard regularly holds events for the regulars to come and enjoy. This park gets quite busy on the weekends and is not best for those looking for large fields for their dog to play in. 

9. Magnuson Park Off-Leash Dog Beach 

Dog Park Series - Lab with Woman

The Magnuson Park Off-Leash Beach is the largest dog park in Seattle.

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Magnuson Park Off-Leash Dog Beach 
Location 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 
Hours 6 AM-9 PM 
Price Free 

If you are looking for a dog park with size, the Magnuson Park off Leash Dog beach is the best option for you. This dog park is the largest fully-fenced off-leash area for dogs in Seattle and has 8.6 acres of land for your pup to explore. For small or shy dogs there is a fenced-off location so they can comfortably play, located south of the main entrance.

The size and variety of things to do make this a popular Seattle spot for dog owners of all breeds. The dog beach is the main attraction of this park, which is great for pooches who love to get their paws wet and go for a swim. The cove is a great place to play fetch, but there is also a gravel flat area, and trails to walk on. 

The photo featured at the top of this post is © Sean Pavone/Shutterstock.com

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