Westcrest Park Off-Leash Area
- ChristinaNov 20, 2021Closed until Spring 2022
The is a temporary and small fenced area to the southwest of the dog park (next to the P Patch). The main dog park is undergoing renovations until Spring 2022. When it opens again, it is a great park with a half mile walking loop, half through wooded areas that are fully fenced, and two large playfields. Until it’s open again, it’s better to try the Burien dog park or Grandview dog park until then.
- MichelleNov 15, 2020Good Walking Trails
Nice fenced in dog park. you can do loops and have enough room to throw chuck it balls. Fences can be a little low so dogs can jump and end up in forest on trails. Love that it goes in circles and you can do laps. Trails off park are nice too. Dogs on leash, but no one on them and we let dogs loose. Saw some homeless camps, but no problems at all. Would go back.
- CharmaineMore than a year agomy home dog park!
I live within walking distance and visit this park several times per week. Awesome off leash area. Most folks are friendly and responsible. Lots of dog walkers with large groups of dog during the weekdays. Week nights you get the after work regulars. Weekends can be a bit of amateur hour, so I tend to avoid weekends.
- ChristinaMore than a year agoLovely, and big!
It's funny to see the other reviewer call this park "small." In reality, it's tied as the second largest off-leash dog park inside city limits (Magnuson is 9 acres, Westcrest and Beacon Hill are both 4 acres). Seward Park/Genesee is next with 2.5 acres, but everything else is 1 acre or smaller.
She does get it right with the personality, though! There are two GIANT play pits--one consisting of shredded bark, and the other with sand, and a separate area for small/shy dogs. A wide gravel path (I believe it's actually a Parks Dept vehicle access road) loops around the entire off-leash area for strolling and keeping your dog moving, even when s/he doesn't feel like playing with the other pooches. In the center of the loop are hills covered in trees, shrubs, dens, and squirrels! squirrels! squirrels! Great place for games of chase with their dog buddies.
You can access a beautiful set of trails (part of the Duwamish Green Belt) through several gates in the off-leash area. Technically the trails are NOT off-leash... but I've never seen anyone out there who doesn't have a dog, and I've only seen a few dogs ON leash. It may not be legal, but everyone seems to be responsible and has an understanding that this is an unofficial extension of the dog park.
We love it!
- BeckyMore than a year agogreat vibe!
This park may be small but, what it lacks in size is made up by character and personality! This park's visitors and their dogs, rule. I have never had a bad experience at this park. The people who bring their dogs here are very conscious and aware of their dogs and everyone seems to have safety and security as their top priorities; not just for their dog(s) but, others as well. This is a nice, clean park that has recently had some upgrades (new benches & watering station) but, the owners and the dogs really make this place a good old place for your pup to socialize and play.