Within Sam Smith Park in Southeast Seattle lies Blue Dog Pond, a friendly dog park that greets you with a blue dog sculpture at the entrance. Sam Smith Park is 1.7 acres and Blue Dog Pond lies on 0.3 acres of this park. It is an enclosed off-leash dog park for you and your dog to enjoy.
Blue Dog Pond is grass and dirt and can get rather muddy during the rainy season, so keep that in mind when you are bringing your pup here. The park offers restrooms, a watering area to fill your dog’s water bowl, benches to sit on and a couple of little trails to run and play on. The whole park was designed with dog play and socialization in mind. Therefore, it is the perfect spot to let your dog run off-leash. The rest of Sam Smith Park is an on-leash area for dogs.
Blue Dog Pond in Southeast Seattle near I-90 is 1.7 acres and is a wide, rectangular field perfect for throwing balls with grassy side slopes that your dog can run up and down. There are interesting art sculptures throughout the park that make it unique, including the giant reposing “blue dog” at the entrance. As a catchment area for excess water, it can get muddy during the rainy season. It is fully fenced and has running water.
Seattle park rules follow for all dog parks. Seattle leash, scoop, and license laws apply. There are animal control officers that patrol the parks to ensure the safety of all the dogs who go to these parks and that park rules and laws are being followed. Also, keep in mind that dogs are not allowed at organized athletic areas, beaches, or children’s parks.
Overall this is a nice city park that is enjoyed by many two-legged and four-legged friends! You and your dog will love the wide open spaces and freedom of this Blue Dog Pond Park.