Magnuson Park run-free area for dogs rejected by Park Board on November 7, 1985.

  • By Patrick McRoberts
  • Posted 1/01/2000
  • Essay 2256
On November 7, 1985, the Seattle Park Board votes unanimously against giving dogs a place to run free in Magnuson Park on Sand Point, angering dog owners. The Board cites bad behavior by some unleashed dogs.

In the 1990s, a "run-free" area was established at the park.

Sources: Joni Balter and David Schaefer, "Dogs Denied a Roam of Their Own," The Seattle Times, November 8, 1985, p. C-1.

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