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Seattle Parks & Rec releases dog park expansion study results

There are nine potential off-leash spots under consideration.

Three dogs on leashes in the woods look toward the camera.

Dog posse at Seward Park, or alt-folk album cover?

Anybody up for a game of fetch? We’re absolutely panting with delight that more off-leash dog parks may be opening soon.

Seattle Parks & Recreation recently released the results of a study it conducted of 32 potential off-leash areas around the city in every council district.

The department narrowed its focus down to nine possibilities for two future locations, taking into account landscape, maintenance, plant ecology, and other factors.

Drum roll, please. Here are the nominees:

  • Lincoln Park
  • East Queen Anne Playfield
  • Discovery Park (North Parking Lot)
  • West Seattle Stadium
  • Ravenna Park
  • View Ridge Playfield
  • Powell Barnett Park
  • Othello Playground
  • Brighton Playfield

Whichever two are selected would be in addition to three off-leash parks already in the works in Smith Cove Park, Georgetown, and South Park.

Help decide which of the sites on the “maybe” list Parks & Rec should prioritize by taking an online survey. In-person opportunities to bark out feedback will be announced soon.