Seattle Park District provides funding for Off-Leash Area Improvements

Next two projects require closure of Genesee Park and Woodland Park Off-Leash Areas

The Seattle Park District’s Maintaining Parks and Facilities funding initiative provides funding to improve Dog Off-Leash Areas (OLAs) throughout Seattle. This initiative provides $100,000
annually until 2020 and will improve existing off-leash areas through increased maintenance while providing updates to aging infrastructure.  In 2016, we completed a capital plan for all OLAs, People, Dogs and Parks Plan.  This plan provides a scope and prioritization of projects. The first project completed under the plan was a new fence around the 8.6-acre Magnuson Park OLA.

The next two projects include improvements for Genesee Park and Woodland Park OLAs.  At Genesee Park we are building a new small- and shy-dog area. Construction will begin February 5 and last for one week. During construction the OLA will be closed. The Woodland Park improvement will also install a small- and shy-dog area to replace the fence around the wooded area inside the OLA.  This work will start the week of February 12 and require closure of the OLA during construction. We anticipate construction will last approximately two weeks.

For more information about the project please visit http://wwwqa.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/dog-off-leash-areas

To find other OLAs managed by Seattle Parks and Recreation please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/dog-off-leash-areas

For more information please contact Shannon Glass at shannon.glass@seattle.gov or 206-733-9313.

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s SEAFAIR WEEKEND

The Blue Angels photo by Seafair

Seafair Weekend is one of Seattle’s most anticipated events. But with so much good stuff packed into three days, it can be tough to navigate. Here’s your go-to guide for a safe and happy Seafair.

Seafair Weekend Main Gate
4316 South Genesee Street, Seattle, WA

When
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, July 31
8:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 2

It’s important to note that Seafair sponsors the various events taking place July 31-Aug. 2. If you have questions, complaints or concerns regarding Seafair events, please contact Seafair directly by clicking HERE.

Where are the best places to experience SeaFair?
Seafair Weekend events and activities are scheduled throughout North Beach ParkStan Sayres Memorial Park and Genesee Park. For a full listing of activities and locations, click HERE.

The Blue Angels photo by Seafair

For information on air show performers, click HERE.

Hydroplanes on Lake Washington photo by Seafair

For information on the Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup (hydroplance races), click HERE.

Hyperlite Seafair Wakeboard Experience photo by Seafair

For information on the Hyperlite Seafair Wakeboard Experience, click HERE.

Crowds at Lake Washington photo by Seafair

Where can I buy tickets?
Seafair offers a variety of events from floating parties to private lunches that require tickets. To review the offers and purchase tickets, click HERE.

Where can I see the Blue Angels?
Genesee Park, East Portal Viewpoint

Where can I see the hydroplanes?
Genessee Park, Lake Washington, Stan Sayres Memorial Park

What are the park rules I have to follow inside the main gate?
– No alcoholic beverages will be allowed through the entrance gate. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted.
– Lawn chairs are permitted inside the park.
– No pets are allowed through the entrance gate with the exception of aid-dogs.
– Shoes are required in certain areas (closed toe shoes are required in pits).
– Bicycles not allowed in the park. A bike coral is located at the Main Admissions Gate.
– No firearms allowed.
– Portable BBQs are permitted in the park.

What’s the best way to get there?
Public transportation is encouraged! Click HERE for a step-by-step guide to public transit.

Parking is limited at the event site. Parking passes can purchased online. Parking typically sells out early. Seafair Weekend Public Parking Lot address: 4501 42nd Avenue South, Seattle WA, 98118 (must have a pass). There will be a limited number of disabled parking spaces due to space restrictions.

What you MUST know before you go:

CLOSURES
During Seafair Weekend and leading up to the event, there will be park and facility closures for safety measures and practices.

– Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center will close from July 28 through Aug. 3.
– Stan Sayres Boat Launch will close from July 27 through Aug. 4.
– Fishing piers between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park will be closed July 28- Aug. 3.
-Seward Park will be closed each day July 29-Aug. 2 about 45-60 minutes prior to the Blue Angels taking off from Boeing Field. On days that there are two practice flights, the Seattle Police Department will keep the park closed for that entire period of time.  For details on when the Blue Angels will be practicing and performing, please contact Seafair.

Seafair tips, tricks and reminders from Southeast Crew Chiefs
– Expect DELAYS traveling to and from Seafair
– Traffic enforcement will be in full force, do not block driveways, park in community center lots, etc.
– Do NOT leave pets in your car. Pets are not allowed inside the Seafair main gate; leave them at home.
-You cannot use a portable barbecue unless you are inside the Seafair main gate. Seattle Parks does not allow them to be used in parks.
– Wear sunscreen!
– Do NOT drink and drive!
– You may not sell items at Seafair unless you have been properly permitted.
– Come early! People start getting in line at the main gate at 7 a.m.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s SEAFAIR WEEKEND!

Seafair Weekend is one of Seattle’s most antcipated events. But with so much good stuff packed into three days, it can be tough to navigate. Here’s your go-to guide for a safe and happy Seafair.

Seafair Weekend Main Gate
4316 South Genesee Street, Seattle, WA

When
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1
8:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 3

It’s important to note that Seafair sponsors the various events taking place Aug. 1-3. If you have questions, complaints or concerns regarding Seafair events, please contact Seafair directly by clicking HERE.

Where are the best places to experience SeaFair?
Seafair Weekend events and activities are scheduled throughout North Beach Park, Stan Sayres Memorial Park and Genesee Park. For a full listing of activities and locations, click HERE.

For information on air show performers, click HERE.

For information on the Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup (hydroplance races), click HERE.

For information on the Hyperlite Seafair Wakeboard Experience, click HERE.

For information on mainstage entertainment, click HERE.

Where can I buy tickets?
Seafair offers a variety of events from floating parties to private lunches that require tickets. To review the offers and purchase tickets, click HERE.

Where can I see the Blue Angels?
Genesee Park, East Portal Viewpoint

Where can I see the hydroplanes?
Genessee Park, Lake Washington, Stan Sayres Memorial Park

What are the park rules I have to follow inside the main gate? (please note the park rules outside of the main gate differ, see below)
– No alcoholic beverages are permitted through the entrance gate
– No pets are permitted through the entrance gate unless they are aid-dogs
– No firearms are allowed at the event
– Shoes are required in certain areas, closed-toe shoes are required in pits
– No bicycles are allowed in the park – a bike corral is located at the main admissions gate

What can I bring with me inside the main gate?  (please note the park rules outside of the main gate differ, see below)
Lawn chairs, non-alcoholic beverages, food, portable barbecues

What’s the best way to get there?
Public transportation is encouraged! Click HERE for a step-by-step guide to public transit.

Parking is limited at the event site. Parking passes can purchased online for $30 per day. Parking typically sells out early. Seafair Weekend Public Parking Lot address: 4501 42nd Avenue South, Seattle WA, 98118 (must have a pass). There will be a limited number of disabled parking spaces due to space restrictions.

What you MUST know before you go:

CLOSURES
During Seafair Weekend and leading up to the event, there will be park and facility closures for safety measures and practices.

– Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center will close from Tuesday, July 29 through Monday, Aug. 4.
– Stan Sayres Boat Launch will closed from Tuesday, July 29 through Monday, Aug. 4.
– Seward Beach and Park will be closed on Thursday, July 31, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1-3, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. during airshow rehearsals and performances.
– Mount Baker Beach will be open every day, but swim float will be removed from Wednesday, July 30, through Sunday, Aug. 3.
– Fishing piers between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park will be closed Aug 1-3,  and may have restricted access on July 30 and 31.

Seafair tips, tricks and reminders from Southeast Crew Chiefs
– Expect DELAYS traveling to and from Seafair
– Traffic enforcement will be in full force, do not block driveways, park in community center lots, etc.
– Do NOT leave pets in your car. Pets are not allowed inside the Seafair main gate; leave them at home.
-You cannot use a portable barbecue unless you are inside the Seafair main gate. Seattle Parks does not allow them to be used in parks.
– Wear sunscreen!
– Do NOT drink and drive!
– You may not sell items at Seafair unless you have been properly permitted.
– Come early! People start getting in line at the main gate at 7 a.m.