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Best Dog Parks Around Seattle

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Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to think about taking Rover out for some outdoor fun (and yourself, too)!  Here are some great dog parks to check out:

Westcrest
800 SW Henderson Street
Seattle, WA 98106

This West Seattle area four-acre dog park has a looped trail where you and your dog can walk. There are also some wooded trails where you can wander (watch out for blackberry bushes in summer), and a large area in the middle for dogs to go off-leash, socialize, play fetch and have fun. With a covered seating area, doggie drinking fountain, trees, and wide open spaces, it’s a great place to check out.

Sam Smith Park
1400 Martin Luther King Jr Way South
Seattle, WA 98144

You can’t miss this off-leash area marked by the sculpture at Blue Dog Pond. This detention pond serves as an off-leash areas for dogs. The park is part of the I-90 lid, with a play area for children, picnic tables, and tennis courts.

Dr. Jose Rizal Dog Park
1008 12th Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98134

This Beacon Hill park has and area for children, benches, and a barbecue pit. There are spectacular views of downtown Seattle and SODO. Your dog will love to play off-leash in the designated, unfenced area, or in the fenced off-leash dog run.

Genessee Dog Park
4316 S Genesee Street
Seattle, WA 98127

This three-acre mostly flat park has seating and fencing. There’s a water tap, grass and gravel, and it’s popular with the locals, so there’s always another dog for yours to play with.

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