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OLAE Rules

By entering the gates of the off leash area, you are responsible 5.05 of Ordinance No. 3451 of the City of Edmonds, WA.  The the park a peaceful environment for your dog and you.  


Enter the park at your own risk.


Our Rules & Handbook

  • You must clean up after your dog(s) and deposit feces in the containers at the site (EMC 5.05.070).  


  • You are liable for the damage inflicted by your dog(s) (EMC 5.05.115).  


  • You must muzzle your dogs that exhibit dangerous or aggressive  behaviors such as biting or excessive fighting (EMC 5.05.115).


  • Dogs should not be left at the park unattended. Owners who see unattended dogs or other rules violations should call Animal Control at 425-771-0205.


  • Dogs that come and play must be licensed and vaccinated (EMC 5.05.020).


  • You must leash your dog when it is outside the off leash area.  It is recommended that you do not leave your dog leashed while in the park as the dog might exhibit aggressive tendencies towards other dogs.


  • Remove your dog’s pinch or choke collar before entering the off leash area.

  • Do not leave loose plastic bags anywhere in the park, including on the waste bag dispenser kiosks. These run a risk of polluting our beautiful sound, especially with our high winds. 


  • You must closely supervise young children and children RUNNING is highly discouraged.  


  • Bring food into the off leash area at your own risk.


  • Leave bicycles outside off-leash area.


  • Female dogs in heat are not allowed (EMC 5.05.080).


  • Puppies younger than four months are not allowed.   


  • Please close the gate when entering and exiting and do not let dogs in or out of the area that are not yours.   

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the dog park completely fenced on all sides?

In 2011 new fence was funded by OLAE and the City of Edmonds was installed at the sound end of the park. The location of the fence was the most level area to install and a pedestrian gate was added for those who would like to venture beyond. At low tides dogs may be able to get around the fence perimeter, as always please exercise good judgement and care.  Do not go onto the railroad tracks, that is private property of Burlington Northern Rail company. Going onto the tracks is considering tresspassing.  At the north end of the park (where the pier used to be) its possible to scramble across the rocks and enter Marina Beach Park.  Please note the city of Edmonds does not allow dogs (leashed or
otherwise) in Marina Beach Park.

How are problems between owners handled?

Please remember, you are in a dog park and dogs have many behaviors that might be considered controlling and playful such as wrestling and barking. Recognize what is good behavior and what is inappropriate behavior and talk calmly to the owner if you feel the behavior is inappropriate.  

If you have an issue that escalates to perhaps a visit to a vet to check out dog, our advice is to call 911 and ask for animal control in Edmonds. The dog park address is 498 Admiral Way and they will dispatch an animal control officer who will take your story and act accordingly.  The animal control officers have indicated that they prefer we call 911 and ask for their assistance. If you feel uncomfortable calling that line, call
425-771-0205.  This number is their voice mail and it is checked frequently.

Remember, the only way we can have a peaceful and fun environment is to educated ALL dog owners regarding their responsibilities to handling their dogs.  

How do I contact the City of Edmonds Animal Control?


Phone Number: 425-771-0205

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