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Seattle Park District provides funding for Off-Leash Area Improvements


Woodland Park OLA will be closed through March 2, 2018 and Genesee Park OLA is open

Next two projects require closure of Genesee Park and Woodland Park Off-Leash Areas

The Seattle Park District’s Maintaining Parks and Facilities funding initiative provides funding to improve Dog Off-Leash Areas (OLAs) throughout Seattle. This initiative provides $100,000
annually until 2020 and will improve existing off-leash areas through increased maintenance while providing updates to aging infrastructure.  In 2016, we completed a capital plan for all OLAs, People, Dogs and Parks Plan.  This plan provides a scope and prioritization of projects. The first project completed under the plan was a new fence around the 8.6-acre Magnuson Park OLA.

The next two projects include improvements for Genesee Park and Woodland Park OLAs.  At Genesee Park we are building a new small- and shy-dog area. Construction will begin February 5 and last for one week. During construction the OLA will be closed. The Woodland Park improvement will also install a small- and shy-dog area to replace the fence around the wooded area inside the OLA.  This work will start the week of February 12 and require closure of the OLA during construction. We anticipate construction will last approximately two weeks.

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For more information please contact Shannon Glass at or 206-733-9313.