*Dogs of Grandview Supporters (DOGS) does not own Grandview or act as authoritative entity for park issues. Please call 911 if you have an emergency or vandalism
*Please pick up your dogs poo!
*Please keep an eye on your children – Grandview is an off-leash dog park and kids should be aware of how to behave around dogs of various ages and sizes
*Please refrain from bringing bicycles into the park
*It is illegal to operate model aircraft in Grandview Park (Seatac Park code 2.45.510)
*Any human food brought to park is at your own risk.
*Please do not offer treats/food to dogs other than your own.
*Unattended dogs are not allowed in the offleash park. Unattended dogs will be reported to King County Animal Control.
*Please do not bring your dogs to park if they are not current on vaccinations.
*Please do not bring female dogs in heat (bleeding) to park.
*Please leash your dogs when outside of the offleash park for their safety.
*Please do not sit on fences
*NO FIREWORKS ALLOWED!!
*DO YOU HAVE A CURRENT PET LICENSE? Animal Services may issue no-tolerance fines at our Dog Park!
Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) visits Grandview Dog Park and can enforce King County code mandating pets be licensed or face a no-tolerance fine of $125. If you use Grandview Dog Park be sure that your dog(s) have a current pet license as RASKC enforcement of this law at Grandview is a very possible reality. It is our hope that the people who use Grandview would be the responsible pet owners of the world and already have their pets legally licensed so that there would be no need to issue fines to our Dog Park patrons.
A REMINDER ABOUT THE NEW ENFORCEMENT CODE:
On Friday, October 1, 2010 residents of King County and 27 contracted cities who have unlicensed dogs or cats over eight weeks of age, face a no-tolerance fine of $125 for spayed or neutered pets and up to $250 for an unaltered pet. Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) must comply with the code adopted by King County and 27 contracting cities and issue a fine if you are caught without a pet license. Now is the time to prevent that risk and gain the benefits of a pet license!
Residents can purchase pet licenses in person at more than 100 locations in King County. Visit www.kingcounty.gov/pets for more information about what cities are contracted with King County, about the cost of pet licenses, for a list of sales locations or to purchase or renew a license online. Pet licenses are renewed annually and are good for one year from the date of purchase.
Park User Education
It is our hope that the information below will help park users understand the need and value of a diverse group of park users to keep Grandview open.
Things you may not know about Grandview Off-Leash Dog Park
Grandview Off-Leash Dog Park is supported only by donations and maintained by park volunteers.
It costs approximately $12000.00 per year to keep Grandview open and maintained (approximately $35 per day)
To maintain Grandview physically and monetarily we rely on a diverse group of park users and therefore welcome owners with their own single dog, owners with multiple dogs, large groups of friends with dogs, Meet Up groups, Professional Dog Trainers, Professional Dog Walkers, Dog foster families, and more. Without the support of these diverse groups Grandview Park would close and we would all lose a very valuable community resource.
Grandview has the reputation of being the friendliest dog park in the greater Seattle area in part because everyone is welcome, willing to lend a hand, look out for each other, and help educate new dog owners about the park and responsible dog ownership.
Things you may not know about Professional Dog Walkers, Trainers, and other large groups
Many people have a negative opinion of large groups of dogs because they aren’t familiar with pack management and the positive attributes the handlers bring to Grandview. We are providing the below list to help educate park users about these large groups and why we welcome them:
The number of dogs per handler is insignificant. The personality of the dogs and the skill of the handler is the determining factor for the number of dogs one handler can manage. For example, five high energy puppies are much more of a challenge than 15 slow, calm, mature dogs.
They are there daily and are the eyes and ears of the park. Since they know most of the park users and are very familiar with the regular happenings of the park they are able to notice when there may be something that needs attention.
They pick up not only the waste from their own packs but any other waste they come across. Yes, they may miss some of their own pack’s waste occasionally but they pick up all waste they come across. On a typical day most dog handlers pick up three times more waste than was from their pack.
Many bring their own pick-up bags saving DOGS money by not having to purchase as many.
They pick up garbage and waste in the parking lot area.
On cold wet winter days many people plan their visits to coincide with them so their dog has others to play with when very few people are there.
They welcome other peoples dogs to play with their packs.
They participate in work parties.
They donate money to support the park.
Most are trained in pet CPR and emergency first aid for animals. They carry fully stocked first aid kits and are always willing to lend a hand to people/dogs in need.
Many offer free training tips to people if they are having difficulty with their own dogs, and they help education people about responsible dog behavior.
They make sure the dogs in their packs are vaccinated and have a license, and encourage others to vaccinate and license their dogs.
They try to keep their packs out of the main play areas.
Suggestions for handling large groups of dogs
Move to a different area of the park. We are fortunate to have a park large enough and with a two-tiered level to have several areas to use. There are many lightly used areas of the park where you can be alone much of the time…try the trails on the north end of the park, the field on the lower level that has the picnic shelter, the cement path on the lower level on the south end of the park, or the south end of the field that has the agility equipment.
Refrain from letting your dog run into the middle of a large pack.
Refrain from running around large packs.
Refrain from bringing food and dog treats to the park.
Keep your dog toys away from large packs.
Teach your dog how to behave around large packs.
Keep your dog near you.
Visit the park at less busy times (7-10:30am, after 2:30 pm).
Visit the park on weekends.
If you have a concern, approach the dog handler in a calm manner. Most are very willing to hear your concerns and remedy the situation.
Let’s try to all work together in a positive manner and be thankful for this incredible park!