Ballard dogs are in for a treat: the off-leash area at Golden Gardens has had some major improvements over the summer, including a new dog agility course.
The project was funded by Seattle Park District, and along with the agility equipment, included clean-up work and removal of extra gravel along the southend fence, repair of the south end fence, pruning of overhanging tree limbs, and removal of overgrown vegetation for improved visibility and access.
Seattle Parks District funding initiative provides $100,000 annually through 2020 and aims to improve existing off-leash areas through maintenance and infrastructure updates. Golden Gardens is the sixth off-leash area to see improvements since the program started two years ago; the other five are Magnuson Park, Genesee Park, Regrade Park, Woodland Park, and Northacres.
For more information about the improvements, visit the City’s off-leash area project website.