Off-Leash Dog Areas

We Welcome You and Your Dog to Kirkland's Parks

Dogs are welcome in Kirkland Parks as long as they are on a leash. In order to preserve each of our park’s unique and varied environments, we ask our park visitors to cooperate with our City of Kirkland Municipal Code relative to bringing pets into the park on a leash.  

Learn more about planning for future off-leash dog areas.

Rules for Off-Leash Areas

Rules for Off-Leash Areas

  1. Off-leash dog areas are open from dawn until dusk.
  2. All dogs must be actively supervised by their owner or handler, who are responsible for the behavior of dogs under their supervision.
  3. Owners and handlers must clean up after dogs and properly dispose of pet waste.
  4. Dogs must be leashed when outside of the designated off-leash area. This includes parking lots and other areas of parks.
  5. Dogs in heat, aggressive dogs, and sick dogs are not allowed in off-leash dog parks. Leash and immediately remove from the area any dogs displaying aggressive behavior.
  6. All dogs must be up to date on vaccines and licensed.
  7. Do not bring or leave personal belongings in off-leash areas.

 

Kirkland Municipal Code

11.80.060 The provisions of Title 8 of the Kirkland Municipal Code shall apply in all parks. It is unlawful for any person to allow or permit any animal owned by him or within his possession or under his control to run at large in any park or enter any designated swimming area located therein. The director, acting pursuant to Section 11.80.220, may adopt rules prohibiting dogs or other types of domesticated animals from entering certain parks or certain portions of parks after consultation with the City Council. Provided, dogs may be allowed off-leash in designated off-leash dog parks, or in specific portions of parks designated as off-leash, or in designated parks during park hours that have been specifically designated as off-leash hours, so long as the dog is under control of the owner or handler.

Tips for Off-Leash Dog Areas

  • Keep an eye on your dog at all times.
  • You are responsible for your dog’s actions.
  • Please remember that other park visitors may be afraid of your dog.
  • Do not allow your dog to run and jump on other people or dogs without an invitation.
  • Be good to the grass.  Heavy use in a given area compacts soil and damages the turf.
  • Keep walking – you’ll see more, and get more exercise!
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times unless you are in an off-leash area.
  • Pick up after your dog and dispose of the waste in containers provided throughout the park. 

Dog Park Sponsorship

Thank you to our Pop-up Dog Park Sponsor:

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Sponsor a pop-up off-leash dog park(PDF, 4MB)

 

Jasper's Dog Park

Jaspers Dog Off-Leash area
11225 NE 120th Street

There is limited street parking available at this park. Please do not park in the neighboring business parking areas.

More information on the park

Edith Moulton Park

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108th Ave NE and NE 137th St

Street parking is available on 108 Ave NE. There is a fully fenced off-leash dog area at Edith Moulton Park.

More information on the park

Pop-Up Dog Parks

The City of Kirkland is hosting pop-up off-leash dog parks in 2024. The pop-up dog parks are fully fenced, and feature both a larger play area and a smaller play area. 

Creating permanent off-leash dog areas is an objective in our Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan and has been included in our Capital Improvement Program. We look forward to creating more off-leash options for the community in the future.

Pop-up Off-Leash Dog Park Locations
  • Juanita Beach Park (9703 NE Juanita Dr) - located on the north side of the park, adjacent to the ballfields. Parking is available in the gravel lot.
  • Snyder’s Corner Park (13267 Old Redmond Rd) - located at the corner of Old Redmond Rd and 132nd Ave NE near the Bridle Trails Shopping Center. Snyder’s Corner Park is undeveloped. There is limited parking and no other amenities on site. Please be respectful of local businesses and do NOT park in retail parking lots. Please use cross walks to safely access this location.

This is an interim program. We invite you to share your feedback at www.kirklandwa.gov/OurKirkland

Thank you to our Pop-up Dog Park Sponsor:

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Sponsor a pop-up off-leash dog park(PDF, 4MB)

 

B.A.R.K. Rangers

Dogs and their human companions are encouraged to be B.A.R.K. Rangers while visiting Kirkland's parks.

  • B = Bag your pet’s waste.
  • A = Always use a leash.
  • R = Respect wildlife.
  • K = Know where you can go.