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Announcing the recommendations from the Off Leash Area Expansion Study

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is pleased to announce the recommendations from the Off Leash Area (OLA) Expansion Study. Thank you to the over 4,700 individuals who participated in the online survey and many of you who engaged with us in person at farmers markets over the summer of 2023. The current cycle of the Metropolitan Park District (MPD) provides SPR with funding for the construction of two new OLAs and the design of a third; from there the department will need to request additional funding to construct and maintain any additional OLAs. This is in addition to the 3 OLAs that were already in the planning process prior to the launch of this OLA Expansion Study (Georgetown Flume OLA Development, South Park Community Center Park Redevelopment, Smith Cove Park Development).

The following are sites that were identified to be suitable for the development of an OLA and will be prioritized for the available MPD funding:

  • West Seattle Stadium
  • Othello Park

The following site was found to be suitable and is recommended for design; future funding will need to be secured for the construction of this OLA:

  • Ravenna Park

The following are sites we found to be suitable sites for OLAs; future funding will need to be secured for the design and construction of these sites. These sites also require additional internal SPR planning and conversations with the community in response to existing uses at these parks.

  • Brighton Playfield
  • East Queen Anne Playfield

The specific sites we studied at the following parks were found to be unsuitable for an OLA, based on community feedback and existing uses.

  • View Ridge Playfield
  • Powell Barnett Park
  • Discovery Park
  • Lincoln  Park

At the March 14th meeting of the BPRC, community members will have the opportunity to provide public comment on the recommendations, in addition to review and approval of the recommendations by BPRC members. For more information on the Off Leash Area Expansion Study, please visit our project webpage: Off Leash Area Expansion Study – Parks |

Map of current OLAs, recommended OLAs, and OLAs already in the planning stage.