Belltown is considered the most populated neighborhood in Seattle. It is on the downtown Waterfront between Lower Queen Anne and the Pike Place Market. It was once a semi-industrialized district largely devoted to the arts and with lower rents, but recently, it has become more trendy with lots of upscale boutiques and galleries. This area was named after the owner of the land, on which the neighborhood was built, William Nathaniel Bell.
This is a very walkable neighborhood and was even voted the best place to retire in Seattle by CNN Money because of its walk-friendly nature. The area is home to the gorgeous Olympic Sculpture Park at its northern edge. This park is home not only to beautiful sculpture, but also ecosystems with indigenous plants and a restored beach and seawall. With dog-friendly spots such as Washington State Obedience, and Just Around the Corner Dog Grooming Boutique, your pup will be following your commands all while looking great doing it!
Lots of parks exist to service this dense city area of Seattle. Some, like Danny Park, are large enough to provide a pleasant little walk on their own. Olympic Sculpture Park, as well as Myrtle Edwards Park, provide you and your dog with a unique exploration opportunity. The sculptures are interesting and fun to view and then you can take the Elliott Bay Trail all the way along the natural coastline to Myrtle Edwards Park. This lovely park has grassy areas to play a game of fetch with your dog as well as a natural rocky shoreline where your pup can test their footing and become accustomed to the water. You can follow this park for many miles along the railway, up to Centennial Park, and still further up to Elliott Bay Park for a walk that is expansive enough that you and your dog will both be tired out by the end of it.