Rainier Trail Dog Park
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 Pop-Up 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, mulched play areas and a walking path, the concept makes full use of the existing space.
- July 21, 2020:The Watershed Company, Issaquah Dog Park, Wetland Delineation Report
- 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.
- June 22, 2023: Open House public comments received on proposed concept design
- June 26, 2023: Project update given to Park Board
- September 26, 2023: Park Board supports the updated conceptual design and recommends the project move forward into permitting
- End of 2023: Final Design and Permitting
- 2024: Dog Park construction at the Issaquah Community Center/Rainier Trail location.
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