(Originally posted 2/20/14)
On New Year’s Day we decided to take the dogs to the Edmonds Off-Leash Area. It’s about 30 minutes north of Seattle and just south of Marina Beach Park.
I’d always heard it was one of the more scenic dog parks in the area. After seeing it I have to agree.
Nestled right up against the water, the 2-acre dog park has gorgeous views of Puget Sound, the Kitsap Peninsula, and the Olympic Mountains.
The park was in extremely good shape and well maintained.
The group Off Leash Area Edmonds, which was responsible for creating the park, oversees its maintenance through a devoted network of volunteers.
And in addition to several hundred feet of beach access to Puget Sound, lots of open space, a fenced-in small dog area and several large logs for climbing and exploring
The dog park even has a small agility course with weave poles, an A-frame, and a couple of jumps.
You should be aware of 2 potential dangers at the park:
1. It isn’t fully enclosed. The fence around the area doesn’t fully enclose the park.
Low tide exacerbates the problem.
The water recedes back from the rocks and gives dogs an easy route to get around the fence.
2. Burlington Northern has a rail line that runs just a few feet from the fence. When a trains go by, they are really loud.
If loud noises freak out your dog, or if you don’t have voice control over your dog, you probably shouldn’t take it to this dog park.
Overall, I loved the Edmonds Dog Park. More importantly, so did our dogs.
We plan on going back again soon. Here are directions if you’d like to check it out.
Here are the pictures from our visit: