Dog Park Tour
Following an extensive public engagement process, an off-leash dog park was identified as a priority project in the City’s 2018 Parks Strategic Plan.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Issaquah made several budget reductions in 2020, which included impacts to many parks capital projects, including the Dog Park. Nevertheless, Issaquah remains committed to the community's goal of incorporating a Dog Park into the Issaquah parks system.
The idea for a temporary dog park tour was created and operated during 2020-2022. This Pop-Up dog park relieved the immediate need for a dog park, while we continue to pursue a permanent option at Tibbetts Valley Park during future re-visioning of the park.
For those wanting to participate in stewardship of the City’s first the dog park we’d like to invite you to join our "Friends" group.
Learn more by contacting Jennifer Fink.
New Dog Park
The two-year Pop-Up Dog Park Tour was very successful in serving resident needs for an off-leash dog facility. The site by the Issaquah Community Center along the Rainier Trail proved to be extremely popular. In the 2023-24 budget, City Council authorized funding to make this a permanent dog park site. This location will remain operable as a dog park until construction of the permanent dog park begins.
- June - Oct. 2022: Dog Park Tour moves to Issaquah Community Center
- Nov 2022: Issaquah Community Center site stays operable as a pop-up dog park until construction of the permanent dog park at this location begins.
- 2023-24: Dog Park design, permitting and construction at the Issaquah Community Center/Rainier Trail location.
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