The Genesee Dog Park is located in the Genesee Park and Playfields in the city of Seattle, Washington. There is parking available on the streets of the surrounding neighborhood. This is an area measuring almost three acres, which have been designated by the Seattle authorities as an off-leash park just for exercising dogs. The off-leash area has a combination surface of rough grass, dirt, and gravel. There is a clump of trees which give some shade on sunny days. The off-leash area is otherwise open to the elements and can become partially flooded after heavy rain.
The off-leash area is completely bordered by waist-high chain-link fencing. There is a separate section cordoned off for small breeds and dogs which are socially shy. There are two double-gated staging areas for the safe leashing and unleashing of dogs. All dogs must be maintained on a leash until fully inside the staging area. Violation of this rule can result in a fine. Pet owners must also carry a leash with them at all times when inside the dog park. All dogs must be vaccinated and licensed to be able to enter the dog park. No puppies under four months of age are permitted inside.
Dogs displaying any level of aggression must wear a muzzle. Incessant barking is prohibited. There are poop bag dispensers installed on the fencing throughout the off-leash areas and there is also a good supply of poop scoopers on site. Owners are required to pick up all fecal matter produced by their dogs and deposit use poop bags in the container provided. The Seattle authorities require users of the facility to be visibly seen carrying poop scoop equipment.
There is also a water spigot with a doggie drinking bowl. Benches and chairs have been provided for owners to sit on while their dogs play. In addition, all children must be accompanied by an adult and suitably supervised. No running or yelling is permitted.