Parks and Barks: Expanding Seattle’s Dog Off-Leash Area System

Topical Peer Conversation

The demand for facilities that serve dogs and their owners has increased over time. However, acquiring funding, identifying suitable locations, and managing community feedback have caused demand to outpace existing systems. 

Join this Peer Conversation to learn and share different requirements, policies, and strategies being used to grow and maintain off-leash areas (OLAs). Discussion leaders will provide insights on lessons learned, and participants will share stories from their own communities.


Colin Campbell

Planning & Development Specialist, City of Seattle, Seattle Parks and Recreation