Off-leash Dog Areas

Construction update

  • Evergreen Dog Park will be closed for construction July 6-August 20.
  • Ward Lake Dog Park will be closed for construction August 9-20.
  • McLane Dog Park will be closed for construction July 6-August 20.

About the project

Currently there are no designated off-leash dog areas in Olympia's park system. This has resulted in unauthorized use of some park areas for off-leash dogs, which at times has caused conflict between park users. To respond to high demand for designated off-leash areas, Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation has developed concept plans for three sites of varying sizes that are located in different areas of Olympia.  Ideally all three off-leash sites could be installed.  View map...

All three dog parks are scheduled to open in late Summer 2021.

Community input

Open house

An open house was held on April 1, 2019 to gather ideas and thoughts from the public on the designs for the three potential sites.

Presentation Slides from the Open House (1.8MB PDF)

Open House Comments:   Photos of Boards   Typed Version

Online survey

Survey was open from March 21st to April 15th.  Thanks for your feedback!

Survey Results (178 Pages/1.4MB PDF) 

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Contact Laura Keehan, Parks Planning & Design Manager, at 360.570.5855 or