Seattle Parks and Recreation announced that as part of its Off-Leash Area (OLA) Strategic Plan, it’s recruiting all types of park users to join in a conversation around how it will balance the needs of people and dogs in our dog parks.
Groups will represent diverse community perspectives including: adding off-leash areas, protecting urban habitat, participating in other park activities such as walking, athletics, etc.
Last July I wrote that Seattle Parks asked dog owners to fill out a survey to help the Department
figure out to help it develop the OLA Strategic Plan which “will guide the operations of existing OLAs, explore alternative service models and create a strategy for the potential acquisition and development of future OLAs.”
In the next phase of developing the plan, Seattle Parks is “recruiting all types of park users” to join in a conversation around how it balance the needs of people and dogs in Seattle parks. Groups will represent diverse community perspectives including: adding off-leash areas, protecting urban habitat, participating in other park activities such as walking, athletics, etc.
If you would like to participate in the conversation you must fill out this questionnaire.
At the end of the questionnaire you will have the option of choosing from seven meeting times. If you are selected, Seattle Parks will assign you to one of your preferred times and locations.
Tuesday, 10/13, 6-8 p.m., Greenlake Community Center
Thursday, 10/15, 6-8 p.m., Camp Long
Saturday, 10/17, 10-12 p.m., Jefferson Golf Clubhouse
Saturday, 10/17, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Garfield Community Center
Tuesday, 10/20, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Magnuson Campus
Wednesday, 10/21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bitter Lake Community Center
Tuesday, 10/27, 6-8 p.m., Magnolia Community Center
Seattle Parks will notify you on Monday, October 12th the result of the recruitment process. If you are invited, you must RSVP within 72 hours.
Space is limited so if you want to be considered fill out the questionnaire asap.