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Off Leash Area Guidelines and Social Distancing Reminders

Seattle Parks and Recreation remains committed to providing opportunities for exercise and mental and physical health for our community members, while working to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 virus. SPR will continue to keep off-leash areas (OLAs) open unless we begin to see overcrowding and park attendees not following social distancing guidelines.

Before You Go to an OLA

  • Do not use OLAs if you are exhibiting symptoms
  • Follow CDC guidelines on personal hygiene prior to visitng an OLA
  • Minimize crowding by visiting ata off hours and by having only one family member exercise the dog
  • Be mindful of what you may touch in the OLA, including gates and waste can lids. Bring wet wipes with you, when possible.

While You’re at an OLA

  • Share OLAs with others and maintain 6+ feet of distancing with others
  • Limit your stay to 30 minutes or less; leave the park when you’re done so others can use the OLA
  • If the OLA is overcrowded when you arrive, please allow some time for the park to clear out before use
  • Do not pet other people’s dogs

For the latest updates on SPR efforts and announced closures during the COVID-19 outbreak, please follow this blog.