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Pets in Parks

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We Welcome You and Your Dog to Kirkland's Parks
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. 

With good stewardship and courtesy, you can play a role in keeping parks clean, safe and beautiful – a place where you and your dog are always welcome. 

To read the comprehensive report presented to the City of Kirkland Park Board on April 10, 2019 regarding community perspectives on additional Off-Leash Areas throughout the Kirkland Parks system, download the Off-Leash Dog Areas Outreach Findings Report. For status updates on current development, follow the Dog Off-Leash Areas - Planning site.

Off Leash Areas
Jasper’s Dog Park was designed, built, and funded through a partnership between the City of Kirkland and the Kirkland Dog Off-Leash Group, (KDOG). KDOG was an all-volunteer non-profit, 501(c)3 organization created by Kirkland residents like you, who want safe, legal off-leash dog areas within the city of Kirkland. Dedicated volunteers and generous park sponsors have worked together to establish our first dog park. The park is located at 11225 NE 120th Street, at the intersection of NE 120th and 113th Avenue NE.  See park map (PDF) or find more information on the Online Parks Guide.

Edith Moulton Park, at 108th Ave NE & NE 137th St, is the second area within Kirkland that you can take your dogs off-leash. See park map (PDF) or find more information on the Online Parks Guide.

Jasper's Dog Park

Tips
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. 

Kirkland Municipal Code Regarding Animals in Parks
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.

 

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
After Hours Parks Maintenance Needs
T. 425.864.3431