Dog Owners: take the city’s survey on dog parks (existing and future)

Seattle Dog ParksIf you’re a Queen Anne dog owner, take note – the city is soliciting feedback from Seattle dog owners on dog parks and general dog-o-graphic info (e.g. how many dogs you own, size of dog, breed of dog, etc.). The SurveyMonkey survey will help inform Seattle City Officials as they plan for the next few decades of off-leash policies via an Off-Leash Area Strategic Plan.

As a dog owner, I took the survey and there are several sections that allow you to write in comments. I’ve heard from many dog owners that the need for a dog park on Upper Queen Anne is critical. People use the city parks like Big Howe for their dogs, but the city is cracking down and ticketing people for off-leash dogs. The map shows existing dog parks and the lack of options for Upper Queen Anne residents.

This survey is your chance to let the city know that Lower Kinnear Park’s Off Leash Area only serves part of our neighborhood (and, hey, it needs a water source – let them know!). If you think an option like Rodgers Park would be a good location for a dog park, let the city know and put it in the open comments in the survey!

If you’re a dog owner, take the survey today!

Dogs and owners invited to Lower Kinnear Park Off Leash Area work party this Saturday

Kinnear Park signIt’s time for another Lower Kinnear Park Off Leash Area work party, but this time both owners and their pups are welcome to join in.

Volunteers are key to keeping our local Dog Park up and running is the help of volunteers. If you use the park, consider chipping in this Saturday, January 17th, to help clean it up.

This Saturday’s Work Party also starts at a more leisurely time, running from 11am to 2pm. Tools will be provided and snacks will be served too. All volunteers can bring their dogs to the event.

If you drive to the event, you can park at a dedicated parking lot behind Queen Anne Upholstery at the end of W. Mercer Street. (Enter from 904 Elliott Ave W).

RSVPs are not necessary, just show up and help out! Woof!

Help out furry friends and join a Lower Kinnear Off Leash Area work party this Saturday

Lower Kinnear Dog Park dog and ballDo you and your pup use the Lower Kinnear Park Off Leash Area? Or, do you just like having the option for a dog park on Queen Anne? Well, if you answered yes, here’s how you can give back: join a Lower Kinnear Dog Park Work Party this Saturday, December 13th.

The Work Party kicks off at 10am and runs through 1pm. Tools will be provided and snacks too! You can park at a dedicated parking lot behind Queen Anne Upholstery at the end of W. Mercer Street. (Enter from 904 Elliott Ave W).

While it’s a dog park clean-up, it’s not a dog-friendly event. Dogs must be left at home during the Work Party. It’s humans-only until 1pm, when you can head home, fetch your furry friend, and return to a spruced up Off Leash Area.

RSVPs are not necessary, just show up and help out! Woof!

Celebrate Lower Kinnear Park at grand opening on Saturday

Lower Kinnear Park has received quite a facelift thanks to a park improvement project that has revamped the park, added a dog park, refurbished the tennis court, and more – and now it’s time to celebrate the snazzy improvements with a grand opening tomorrow, Saturday, April 26.

Kinnear PosterLower Kinnear Park is a 10-acre sustainable forest that boasts one of five madrone forests in Seattle. A Seattle city landmark, the park has been updated with a widened pathway through the forested grounds planted with native plants – the removal of invasive non-native plants was also part of the forest improvements.

FOLKpark (Friends of Lower Kinnear Park) raised nearly $1 million for the renovation, and they’re co-sponsoring the celebration event with Seattle Parks and Recreation.

All are welcome to attend the celebration, and FOLKpark is encouraging people to bring non-perishable food items to benefit the Queen Anne Food Bank.

Join the celebration from 1pm to 3pm at Lower Kinnear Park (601 W Roy St) and take part in games, a scavenger hunt, pickle ball, a native bird tour, dog park tour, tree talk, and more. Live music will help set the festive stage for the community event, and all are welcome!

Join the Lower Kinnear Dog Park work party and make it a safe, clean place for four-legged friends

Lower Kinnear Dog Park dog and ball

The Lower Kinnear Off-Leash Area (aka Dog Park) opened back in February, and it’s been a great spot for Uptown and Queen Anne canines to frolic and play. However, dog parks don’t just regenerate – they require work from human overlords to keep them clean and freshened up.

That’s where you come in – volunteers are needed at a work party this Saturday, November 9th from 10am to noon. This operation is a human-only endeavor, as new wood chips will be spread about with shovels and the city’s heavy duty equipment isn’t dog-friendly.

Lower Kinnear Dog Park tug of warThe last work party was a party of only two, and that’s just not enough! Hey, it has a 10am start, a pretty reasonable hour for a Saturday, and your pup and others will benefit from the 2 hours you donate.

There’ll be coffee, water and lite bites for volunteers. Plus, you get to meet other dog park supporters and help get the park ready for our rainy season.

Lower Kinnear Dog Park dogsShow up at the Lower Kinnear Dog Park work party this Saturday, November 9, 10am-noon. You can access the park from a lot behind Queen Anne Upholstery at904 Elliott Ave W or you can walk through the park from the entrance on Roy St.

And note, the park is closed to pups during the work hours. But, after the work is over, the pups can roam freely on fresh wood chips in a safe environment!


Help find Mazzy – lost dog near Lower Kinnear Park

MazzyAround 3:20pm on Wednesday, July 3rd, Mazzy slipped out of her collar near the Taco Time on 15th Ave W and ran south. She was last spotted at Lower Kinnear Park last night.

Mazzy is a young female golden retriever mix. She was being dropped off at the Downtown Dog Lounge when she got spooked and slipped out of her collar.

Per the Craigslist post: If you see her, DO NOT CHASE. She is scared of people and may run. Her name is Mazzy. Contact ASAP if you see her – call/text 206-790-9111.

Also – with tonight being the 4th of July, please be sure your pets are safe and secure. Here are some key tips from the Seattle Animal Shelter:

  • Keep pet indoors or otherwise secured when fireworks are being shot off.
  • Consult your veterinarian beforehand if you think your pet may need to be sedated.
  • Take your pet outside to relieve itself before it gets dark.
  • If you take your pet to a park, do not leave it locked in a car.
  • Do not take your pet to public fireworks displays.
  • Make sure your pet is wearing proper identification, such as a current pet license.
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