Community Invited to Public Meeting on Dog Off-Leash Areas Sept. 29

Published on September 27, 2021

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Media Contact:
Joy Johnston
Interim Communications Program Manager
(425) 979-6562

KIRKLAND, Wash. – The City of Kirkland invites the public to participate in a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. regarding off-leash dog areas in Kirkland. Input gathered from this meeting will help inform the Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan. Register for this meeting.

Throughout 2021, the City hosted temporary “pop-up” off-leash dog parks at three locations across Kirkland including Juanita Beach Park, Heritage Park and Snyder’s Corner. Due to overwhelming requests, the temporary pop-up park will remain at Juanita Beach Park until the City is able to complete the long-term vision in the PROS Plan.  Ongoing off-leash dog areas are located at Jasper's Dog Park (11225 NE 120th Street) and Edith Moulton Park (108th Ave NE and NE 137th St). Find more information about Off-Leash Dog Areas on the City’s website.

“We received tremendous response to the pop-up dog parks this summer,” said Parks and Community Services Director Lynn Zwaagstra. “Community members told us how the pop-up parks encouraged them to get outside, get active, and meet their neighbors through their use of the pop-up parks. Please join us at the virtual public meeting to let us know what you want to see in the future.”

The City of Kirkland is in the process of updating the Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan, which is Kirkland’s six-year strategic plan for managing and enhancing park and recreation services. Throughout 2021, the City is hosting focus groups, interviews, community workshops and survey opportunities so that, as a community, we can imagine the future of Kirkland’s parks, recreation and open spaces. A community survey was mailed the first week of September to 5,000 randomly selected Kirkland households to gather feedback. If you received this survey, thank you for taking the time to fill it out and return it. These responses will provide statistically valid results to help guide this planning process. An online version of the survey will open to the greater Kirkland community in October. The Parks and Community Services Department invites additional feedback and comments via email at and via the community input line at 425-587-3315.

For more information about the PROS Plan, opportunities to provide input, and to sign up for updates, visit


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