Rainier Trail Dog Park

Dog Park Rendering


The City is constructing a new dog park along the Rainier Trail. Located near the Issaquah Community Center, this central location in Olde Town was selected after positive community feedback from our 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 impacted many parks projects, including the dog park. 

A two-year Pop-Up Dog Park Tour was successful in serving resident needs for an off-leash dog facility while the City explored options. 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 while we continue to pursue a permanent option at Tibbetts Valley Park during future re-visioning of the park.

New Dog Park Concept

This conceptual design for the Rainier Trail Dog Park takes into consideration existing site features, user safety and comfort and overall park experience. 

Including a central access point, easy access to existing trail systems, a "small/shy dog area", watering stations, seating options, multi-surface play areas and a walking path, the concept makes full use of the existing space. 

Open House

Interested in providing feedback on the concept? Join us for an open house on June 22. Staff will be onsite to talk through details and listen to community feedback on the design. 

Unable to attend? Feel free to email Hasanthi Piyasena, your feedback by June 30.


  • June 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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