Third time's the charm? Eastside dog park meeting

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Join the Off-Leash Dog Area Study Group at a public open house meeting on Jan 24 from 6-7pm at the Shoreline City Hall Council Chambers, 17500 Midvale Ave N, to learn more about the East Side Off-Leash Dog Area recommendation. 

It has been a year in the making: a 2-acre area at the southeastern corner of the Fircrest property located just east of 15th on 150th Street will be recommended to the PRCS Board and City Council as the new East-Side Off-Leash Area.

This is your opportunity to learn about how this site was selected, reviewed and approved by the State of Washington DSHS for consideration as an Off-Leash Dog Area.

For more information, see the East Side Off-Leash Dog Area project page or contact Maureen Colaizzi, Parks Project Coordinator.

The original recommendation for a Shoreline dog park was an area inside Hamlin Park. That site was abandoned because of neighborhood protests. Secondary locations on the west side were developed successfully. A second eastside location also failed because of neighborhood concerns. The currently proposed location is sandwiched between the state-owned buildings at Fircrest and Hamlin Park.

Maintenance of the dog parks is assisted by a citizens' group called ShoreDog which works closely with the Parks department and Parks Board. ShoreDog will be having a public meeting on Saturday, January 12 at the Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th, 11am - noon. Email for more information or to volunteer.


Anonymous,  December 31, 2012 at 9:22 AM  

Successful parks have been built in Mountlake Terrace and especially in Edmonds, with joint efforts between volunteer groups and their respective cities. Shoreline and the NIMBYs are well behind the curve on this.

Anonymous,  January 1, 2013 at 10:47 AM  

The existing off-leash dog park at SCC is terrible - dog poop is not cleaned up. Dog owners use the back gate as an exit to walk the trails of Shoreview Park unleashed (and self-admitted Shoredog members are some of the violators), dog fights are common, as well as open container drinking on the part of a couple of regulars.

@9:22 am - Shoreline is not behind the curve because there are 1.5 dog parks in a small city that a volunteer group has promised to operate (Shoredog) which they not do not but their members regularly violate the posted rules as well as the animal control laws for Shoreline. Take your false accusations elsewhere.

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