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15 photos of dogs enjoying Seattle parks

Seattle barks and recreation

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Seattle is known for easy access to nature, even within city limits. We have literally hundreds of parks, with something to fit pretty much every need—forests and beaches, hiking and lounging, concerts and quiet.

We also love our dogs. Much like San Francisco, we have more dogs than children—we have more cats than anything, but we can ignore that for now. We put a ton of thought into creative names, like Chief Tater Tot. We tie dogs into our neighborhood identities. Amazon even runs a dog-friendly shuttle service for their employees.

So it’s a good thing that we have a ton of parks for our furry, slobbery, adorable friends to play in, both off-leash and no.

From West Seattle to Downtown, from Wallingford to Capitol Hill, here are 15 dogs enjoying some time in some incredible local parks.

↓ Sir Charles Barkley hams it up just outside the Plymouth Pillars Park off-leash area.

Anyone know where I can get a bagel around here? #breakfast #mostimportantmealoftheday

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↓ Candide checks out the fountain in Cal Anderson Park—wearing an adorable shirt—during Trans Pride 2016.

Here's the "before" shot. #transpride #westcoastbestcoast

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↓ Sebastian appreciates some iconic public art, “Changing Form” by Doris Chase, in Queen Anne’s Kerry Park.

I'm going to need my shades today! #shinebright #eskie

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↓ Pippin has a good jump at Alki Beach.

↓ Stella has some deep thoughts in Gasworks Park.

↓ Peanut and Kara strike a pose in the Magnuson Park off-leash area.

↓ Pop (short for Sodapop or Soda Popinski!) makes an irresistible face on the Madrona Park T-Dock.

You're not gonna make me walk the plank, are you?! #popgoesthecorgi

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↓ Simba enjoys the beach at Carkeek Park.

↓ Tyrant takes over a bench in Coleman Park. His person claims those cigarettes aren’t his, but he looks like a troublemaker.

↓ A furry friend checks out the view (it’s seagulls) at Alki Beach.

Looking at the sea gulls

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↓ Luna discovers her sea legs at Discovery Park.

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↓ Dahlia has a snow day run on Bobby Morris Playfield.

↓ Charlie and Paikia found a great rock at Lincoln Park

Charlie and Paikea 'chilling' at the beach picking up babes. #pnw#dogs

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↓ Bowie gives a blue-eyed stare in Freeway Park.

↓ Rufus delivers a winning smile at the neighborhood dog show First Hill Fidos—appropriately, in First Hill Park.

Welcomed Rufus to the neighborhood by entering him in a friendly neighborhood dog show. #LovingSeattle #FirstHillFidos #piñata

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Discovery Park

3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199 (206) 386-4236 Visit Website

Cal Anderson Park

1635 11th Avenue, , WA 98122 (206) 684-4075 Visit Website