Dogs and their humans are welcome in all Bellevue Parks and trails while on leash with only a few exceptions; dogs are prohibited at beach parks during the swimming season, synthetic turf areas (such as Inspiration Playground), the Botanical Garden, Bannerwood Stadium and Kelsey Creek Farm. Service animals are always welcome while providing assistance to their human partner.
Parks with Off-Leash Dog Areas
Although off-leash play is considered a recreation use by many, please understand that not all users are comfortable around animals. For off-leash recreation, please be a considerate neighbor and take advantage of some of the nearby designated off leash areas listed below:
- Robinswood Park - 2432 148th Ave. SE
- Newport Hills Woodlawn Park - 6029 120th Ave. SE
- Luther Burbank Park - 2040 84th Ave. SE, Mercer Island
- Marymoor Park - 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond
- Warren G. Magnuson Dog Park - 7400 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle
Pop-up, Off-Leash Dog Areas in Bellevue
Parks & Community Services has launched a pop-up, off-leash dog area pilot program in response to growing demand for accessible and safe spaces for pets and their owners to get exercise and enjoy the outdoors. Fenced off-leash facilities have “popped up” in three parks. Other pop-up areas may also be added later.
Depending on use, resident input and other factors, some of these facilities may become permanent. The objective of this program is to improve permanent access to off-leash facilities throughout Bellevue .
- Crossroads Community Park: 15801 NE 15th St.
- Wilburton Hill Community Park: 12400 Main St.
- Wildwood Park: 260 101st Ave. SE
Bellevue City Hall: 450 110th Ave. NE (no public parking - pedestrian access only)
Report Dogs Off Leash
It is a violation of Bellevue City Code to allow dogs or other pets to run at large within parks, other than within City designated off-leash areas (BCC 3.43.145).
While Parks Rangers can request voluntary compliance, they have no code enforcement authority. The City contracts with Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) for enforcement of animal control codes.
How to Submit a Complaint
For assistance with park rules education or facility maintenance please report your concerns using the MyBellevue Mobile App.