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Dog Off-Leash Areas

Edith Moulton DOLA Entrance
​Image: Dog unleashing entrance and dog bag dispenser at Edith Moulton Park, one of Kirkland's current Dog Off-Leash Areas.

WHAT
 
The City of Kirkland is developing proposals for dog off-leash areas to re-purpose park or open space land

WHY
To provide services for the community as identified in the DOLA Outreach process findings

TIMELINE

  • January 2018: City Council Park Board Joint Study Session.  Park Board shared their interest in conducting public outreach for off-leash dog areas.
  • October 2018 through January 2019: Outreach Activities for Off-Leash Dogs and need.
    March 13, 2019: Final Report and findings presented to Park Board.  The Park Board recommends that staff proceed with developing options for off leash dog opportunities that include various configurations for further consideration by the Park Board and Council.
  • May 7, 2019: Joint meeting Park Board/ City Council – Study Session.  Final Report, findings and Park Board recommendation presented to City Council.
  • May 31, 2019: Staff conducted an internal workshop to determine best sites for exploration and develop 3-4 proposals, including anything needed to make each option successful, such as enforcement, construction, signage, accessibility and on-going maintenance.
  • Late 2019: Staff will present the options to Park Board for feedback and refinements to proposals. Recommendation to City Council.
  • TBD: Staff will present the options to City Council.

Jaspers Park DOLA Entrance

​Image: Dog unleashing entrance at Jasper's Park, one of Kirkland's current Dog Off-Leash Areas.

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION
Mary Gardocki
Park Planning & Development Manager 
Phone:(425) 587-3311
Email: mgardocki@kirklandwa.gov

Parks Department Hours:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
123 5th Ave  Kirkland, WA 98033

General Inquiries
T. 425.587.3300 | F. 425.587.3303
Report an Issue
After Hours Parks Maintenance Needs
T. 425.864.3431