Dogs want to run free and socialize with other pooches. In last year’s listing, Best Of listed five of the best dog parks in Seattle, which included Warren G. Magnuson Park, Golden Gardens Park, Westcrest Park Off Leash Area, Luther Burbank Park and Marymoor Dog Park. Here are five more dog parks to add to the list this year that are not only a favorite of pups, but their owners as well.
Denny Dog Park
100 Dexter Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 684-4075
www.seattle.gov

Though Denny Park has been around since 1883, the dog park area wasn’t created until 2012 and is still considered “temporary” until a permanent site is built near the South Lake Union neighborhood. Until then, pups and their parents will appreciate that the .105 acre park features a four foot tall fence and double gates to keep everyone safe. The park is wheelchair accessible too with granolithic gravel, which makes it a good stop for working dogs.

Grandview Dog Park
3600 S. 228th St.
SeaTac, WA 98198
grandviewoffleash.org

Covering 34 acres in SeaTac, the Grandview off-leash park is a huge haven for four-footed friends that includes fields, paved and gravel trails, a dog agility area, drinking fountains for both humans and canines and a covered picnic shelter. Did you forget to bring plastic bags to clean up after your dog? The park has you covered there too. And while it is not ideal, there is a portable toilet on the premises as well.

Dr. Jose Rizal Dog Park
1007 12th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 684-4075
www.seattle.gov

Sitting on four acres, the Dr. Jose Rizal Dog Park, which was recently renovated, is fenced in and features a compacted gravel trail and drinking water for the pups. Though the dogs won’t appreciate it, you will enjoy the views of both Puget Sound and the downtown Seattle skyline. The park is also located along the Mountains to Sound Greenway bicycle path.

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Jaspers Dog Park
11225 NE 120th St.
Kirkland, WA 98034
www.kdog.org

Located in Kirkland, Jaspers Dog Park is still fairly new and well maintained. It features two separate areas for both big and small dogs, and unlike other parks, it is set around a number of trees that offer a lot of shade on hotter days, which will help owners keep a good, close eye on their pets. Despite the rainy weather, the park has a slight slope, so it stays fairly dry and is covered in mulch, which helps too.

Howarth Park
1127 Olympic Blvd.
Everett, WA, 98203
(425) 257-8300
www. everettwa.gov

Located on a hill in Everett, Howarth Park is a favorite of families. The top of the three-tiered, 28-acre park features a playground, tennis courts, picnic tables and restrooms which is great for humans, but dogs must be on a leash. However, down below on the beach is a dog’s paradise. The lower the tide, the more room your dog will have to run around and chase seagulls, and there’s plenty of room for their owners to lay down on the sand and enjoy the sun. On nice days, families can make a day of it.

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Jeffrey Totey is a freelance writer living in Seattle. He has a love for the arts and is a student of pop culture. He covers stories about the performing arts, theater, museums, cultural events, movies and more in the greater Seattle area. His work can be found at Examiner.com.
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