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Pups, Poop & Parks – here’s the scoop

A graphic illustration shows Buddy the dog walking happily in a Seattle Park on a sunny day. The Seattle skyline is in the background.

We want to keep our furry friends safe along with everyone else. Meet Buddy the dog and learn where he can roam on and off leash in Seattle. Click here to watch Buddy’s video and learn all about the importance of following leash and poop scoop rules to ensure a positive, safe park experience for all, and to support a healthy environment!  

See a map of Seattle’s designated off-leash areas in the Seattle Parks and Recreation system here: Dog Off-Leash Areas & Map – Parks |

Interested in volunteering to support off-leash areas in Seattle? Contact our Off-Leash Area Coordinator. Contact info here: Dog Off-Leash Areas & Map – Parks |

Report an off-leash dog or other animal issues by contacting Seattle Animal Control. Animal control officers at the Seattle Animal Shelter are responsible for enforcing the laws and codes involving animals within the city of Seattle. Officers work seven days a week to ensure human and animal safety within our city. Animal Control – Animal Shelter |

Service animals performing tasks for a person with a disability are allowed on beaches, play areas, and athletic fields.