DSHS informs City it will not renew Eastside Off-leash Dog Park lease; City working to keep park open

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Off Leash Area in green

The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has informed the City of Shoreline that they will not be renewing the lease for the land used for the Eastside Off-leash Dog Park located on the Fircrest campus. 
The current lease is set to expire on December 31, 2019. 
DSHS also informed Shoreline that due to safety concerns they would be restricting public access to the park by closing the gates to vehicular access between the hours of 6:00pm and 6:00am. 
That change went into effect over the Labor Day weekend.

The City has leased the Eastside Off-Leash Dog Park from DSHS for the past six years. As the landlord, DSHS has the authority to make these changes. 

However, we will continue to work collaboratively with them to see if we can help resolve their concerns around safety and access in order to keep this valuable amenity accessible to our community.


Anonymous,  September 10, 2019 at 9:31 AM  

This has been handled very poorly: minimal notice was given of gate closures and these are not adhered to. The city has already lost us a post-office and now an off-leash park. Why should we believe that the city is capable of planning for the future (eg Prop 1) when they are incapable of managing the present?

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