Whether you’re a local or just visiting, Seattle has some great outdoor adventures right here in town that are perfect to share with your dog.
These parks and destinations are free to visit, dog-friendly, and a great way to enjoy the occasional sun breaks without having to trek out to the middle of nowhere.
Local tip: Pike Place can be super-busy and congested at times, so make sure your dog is comfortable in large crowds before attempting to stroll the market together.
Washington Park Arboretum
Local tip: 230 acres of dog-friendly natural beauty year-round on the shores of Lake Washington. Lots of wildlife to see, including eagles, herons, and turtles.
Local tip: The view from Kerry Park is the view from Frasier’s condo. The park is quite small but on the side of Queen Anne hill so a great urban hike to reach the priceless views.
Local tip: This 20 acre waterfront park has great views, cool structures to explore, and a huge hill for flying kites.
Local tip: The park itself is dog-friendly and free to wander, though the attractions aren’t. Home to the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Chihuly Museum, and KEXP.
Local tip: Almost 12 miles of forest and meadow trails to lose yourself on, including waterfront and a lighthouse. Lots of elevation change means happy, tired dogs and humans.
Local tip: 48 acre park and botanical garden great for jogging. Lots of big fields, a reservoir, conservatory, and home of the Asian Art Museum.
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