Politics And Legislation

The links below are to documents indexed by the Seattle City Clerk's Office, and include the Seattle Municipal Code as well as any Seattle City Council Bills, Ordinances, and Resolutions that pertain to our off-leash areas.


Seattle Municipal Code 18.12.080
April 29, 1996
Animals running at large prohibited, except at off-leash areas where noted


Council Bill #115234
(Proposed)
AN ORDINANCE relating to off-leash areas; adding a new off-leash area at Boren-Pike-Pine Park to the list of designated off-leash areas; deleting obsolete material; and correcting an outdated cross- reference; all in Subsection 18.12.080 B of the Seattle Municipal Code

Council Bill #115206 / Ordinance #121774
April 18, 2005
AN ORDINANCE relating to the Off-Leash Area Account; transferring expenditure authority for the Off-Leash Area Account in the General Donations and Gift Trust Fund from the Director of Finance to the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation; and eliminating an obsolete provision; all by amending Ordinance 118097

Council Bill #114951 / Ordinance #121549
August 11, 2004
AN ORDINANCE relating to off-leash areas; adding a new off-leash area at the Interstate 5 Open Space Project to the list of designated off-leash areas in Subsection 18.12.080 B of the Seattle Municipal Code

Council Bill #114717 / Ordinance #121313
October 23, 2003
AN ORDINANCE relating to off-leash areas; adding a new off-leash area at Regrade Park to the list of designated off-leash areas in Subsection 18.12.080 B of the Seattle Municipal Code and amending Subsection 18.12.080 D in connection therewith and to correct a typographical error

Council Bill #114406 / Ordinance #121066
February 11, 2003
AN ORDINANCE relating to the Department of Parks and Recreation; amending Section 18.12.080 of the Seattle Municipal Code to modify that portion of Westcrest Park designated as the off-leash area at Westcrest Park

Council Bill #114188 / Ordinance #120827
June 25, 2002
AN ORDINANCE relating to the Department of Parks and Recreation and animal control; amending Section 18.12.080B 3 Exhibit J of the Seattle Municipal Code to modify the shoreline portion of the designated off-leash area at Sand Point Magnuson Park

Council Bill #113917 / Ordinance #120594
November 2, 2001
AN ORDINANCE relating to the Department of Parks and Recreation and animal control; amending Section 18.12.080(b)3 Exhibit J of the Seattle Municipal Code to modify the upland portion of the designated off-leash area at Sand Point Magnuson Park

Council Bill #111869 / Ordinance #118724
September 29, 1997
AN ORDINANCE relating to parks and recreation and animal control; amending Sections 9.25.084 and 18.12.080 of the Seattle Municipal Code to allow off leash dogs in specified areas

Council Bill #111779 / Ordinance #118638
June 27, 1997
AN ORDINANCE relating to parks and recreation; amending Section 18.12.080 of the Seattle Municipal Code to extend the off-leash pilot program with certain modifications for 90 days

Council Bill #111779 / Ordinance #118099
April 25, 1996
AN ORDINANCE relating to the Parks Department, establishing off-leash areas for pets in City of Seattle Parks; and amending Seattle Municipal Code Sections 18.12.030 and 18.12.080 therefor

Council Bill #110966 / Ordinance #118097
April 25, 1996
AN ORDINANCE establishing an "Off-Leash Area" Account in the General Donations And Gift Trust Fund; authorizing the Division of Animal Control to expend such funds for activities related to off-leash areas; and making appropriations therefor


Council Resolution 30063
November 1, 1999
A RESOLUTION providing additional guidance on the design for Magnuson Park; superseding Resolution 29429; adopting "The Physical Development Management Plan for Sand Point" as amended herein; and modifying Resolution 29681 and Resolution 29628 as they apply to Magnuson Park

Council Resolution 29628
September 22, 1997
A RESOLUTION adopting a Permanent Dogs-Off-Leash Program in Seattle and authorizing additional evaluation of some of the new sites not previously evaluated in the Pilot Program in 1996-97, and setting forth principles for developing and managing the inventory of specific sites that will be dedicated to Off-Leash Exercise Areas (OLEAs)

Council Resolution 29343
April 29, 1996
A RESOLUTION establishing a policy regarding implementation of the off-leash area pilot program