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Dr. Jose Rizal Off-Leash Area closes for improvements

Seattle Parks and Recreation is resurfacing the gravel pathway and installing new benches at Dr. Jose Rizal Park Dog Off-Leash Area (OLA). The OLA is located on north Beacon Hill at 1007 12th Ave. S. The construction work was delayed and will now close the OLA from March 18 to 29, 2019.   The nearest OLA is located at Blue Dog Pond, 1520 26th Ave. S. For a list of other OLA’s please visit

The Seattle Park District’s Maintaining Parks and Facilities funding initiative provides funding to improve 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 four improvement projects were completed over the last two years at Magnuson Park, Genesee Park, Regrade Park and Woodland Park OLAs.

For more information about the project please visit

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