Drones and rockets prohibited at City parks

Our parks offer beautiful scenery with the potential for outstanding photos. We encourage you get out and take pictures of the incredible wildlife, plants, and views that our open spaces offer; however, using a drone for photography – or any other purpose – is prohibited.

City law prohibits drones and other remote-controlled aircraft in parks. Drones have injured people by crashing into them and alarmed people by nearly crashing into them. Drones have annoyed people with their noise, and people have expressed privacy concerns about drone use. Drones have also harmed wildlife, in at least one instance causing an osprey to abandon the eggs in its nest.

Seattle Municipal Code 18.12.265