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Washington Park Arboretum

Leashed pets welcome on the extensive trails of this beautiful Seattle park with plenty of benches for resting and lots of local wildlife. Visit Website

Or call (206) 543-8800 for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Washington Park Arboretum has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 bones by 6 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Thea
    Oct. 17, 2020
    relaxing place

    very dog friendly and really relaxing

  • Natasha
    Sep. 22, 2020
    A nice, mostly paved walk!

    I had never gone to the arboretum before today, and my pup and I had an amazing time. There are lots of dogs, runners, bikers, and squirrels. A great place for desensitization training for a hyperactive herder like mine. Definitely not the best for reactive dogs, at least during the busier times.

    I will say most of the bikers that passed us gave us zero warning before zipping past us and frightened the pup a tad. Otherwise, had a great time walking the paths and enjoying the variety of plants!

  • Kathleen
    May. 19, 2019
    Beautiful walking trails

    Went on a sunny Saturday and had a great time. The parking was difficult to find and we were worried that the park would be too crowded to enjoy. However, we never were never overwhelmed by people just the beauty. Occasionally we would pass someone on the trails or we would be passed by cyclists. Everyone was friendly and our high strung English Setter was able to relax and enjoy having dirt under her paws. There are so many secluded areas with benches to sit and relax, drink some water, and take in all the beauty. Lots of shade so the pup stayed cool. The park is extremely well maintained and pet owners seemed to be responsible for picking up after their pets. Great place to get out of the city and listen to all of the birds.

  • Ginny
    More than a year ago

    This place is absolutely beautiful and clean. Whenever I go to the park I always see what irresponsible owners left behind. This place have trails and paved area that will make your pooch get a great workout. The map included Japanese park which does not allow dogs and entrace fee is $6.

  • Sticks
    More than a year ago
    Great for a short city escape

    The arboretum is a fantastic place to take the dog if you don't have time to get out of the city. Great landscape, a variety of plants and animals, huge paved trails that are friendly for dogs and humans of all shapes and sizes. Beautiful and accessible year-round.

  • Lisser
    More than a year ago
    Plenty of Space

    The Arboretum is a long, narrow park that is intensively managed for its beautiful plants. It has plenty of well-maintained trails, open grassy spots, and even lake access. It's big enough that you can easily steer clear of other dogs if you have a leash-unfriendly dog like mine.

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