reblogged from Seattle Dog Spot http://www.seattledogspot.com/blog/2012/03/31/denny-off-leash-area
City opens new off-leash area in Denny Park
The 12th off-leash area for dogs in Seattle is officially open.
Yesterday, the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation and Citizens for Off-Lease Areas presided over the opening of the Denny Park Off-Leash Area, a.105 acre park located at 100 Dexter Avenue North in the north-central sector of Denny Park, off John Street.
Denny Park is just a temporary home for the off-leash area until a permanent location can be developed. Currently the site of the old Greyhound Bus Station near REI is the leading candidate.
The need for the park in South Lake Union was due to the area's increasing permanent resident population and influx of Amazon employees (who are allowed to bring their dogs to work) which account for an increase in the daily dog population in the area by approximately 1000 dogs.
Despite the rain, about 60 people and a couple of dozen dogs showed up for the opening. Here are some pictures I took of the festivities followed by a video of the "leash cutting" for the park's official opening and dogs frolicking in the park for the first time.