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.

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For more information please contact Shannon Glass at or 206-733-9313.

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City Light Continues Electronic Equipment Upgrades in March 2017

Starting in mid-March 2017, Seattle City Light will be supporting enhanced cellular and data services in the Phinney Ridge and Fremont areas by upgrading electronic equipment to 11 utility poles throughout the public right-of-way of these neighborhoods.

This project is an expansion of existing communications networks. The equipment modifications will increase public safety and enhanced-911 capabilities. The work will also improve wireless services to areas, allowing for enhanced connectivity and faster 4G service.

During this project, City Light crews will also have the opportunity to upgrade its infrastructure and replace utility poles that are in poor condition.

There are no maintenance power outages planned for this work. Some traffic and parking impacts are expected in the immediate work areas. Crews will be careful to maintain access to driveways.

This project is anticipated to start in mid-March 2017. Construction will last approximately three weeks. Daily work hours are from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Jake Hamilton, Seattle City Light Project Consultant at (619) 341-9208 or

Visit Seattle City Light’s construction website for the latest updates on this project: