Three Forks Off-Leash Dog Park Helps Reduce Canine Conflicts

Many dog owners in Snoqualmie are letting their dogs off-leash in Snoqualmie’s large parks and open spaces, which can create uncomfortable situations for dogs on leashes and their owners.

Dog owners often claim their off-leash dog is friendly and not a threat to people or other dogs. Although the dog may indeed be friendly, this is a serious problem for several reasons.

  • Other leashed dogs can feel intimidated or protective of their owner and act unusually aggressive.
  • Some leashed, not-so-friendly dogs can become aggressive when approached by a friendly off-leash dog.
  • Some children and adults are frightened of dogs, even at a distance.

Three Forks Off-Leash Dog Park has eight acres of open space for dogs to run while owners take a daily break from busy lives. Located at 39912 SE Park Street near Snoqualmie Elementary School, it features well-maintained grass, a soft-surface walking path around the park perimeter, freshwater for dogs, an enclosed small dog area, and a spectacular view of Mount Si. 

This park contributes to the quality of life in Snoqualmie and reduces conflicts that can occur when dogs are off-leash in other areas of the city.

Dogs are good friends and companions, but they are also a responsibility and owners must be considerate of others and follow the law. Per Snoqualmie Municipal Code 6.04.020 (A), “All dogs off the premises of the owner shall be under the control of the owner or some duly authorized competent person by means of a leash.”

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Snoqualmie Police Department at 425-888-3333 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Comments

  1. Carli Marsico says

    Clearly the author has never been to the off leash park in spring, autumn, or winter. You can’t have well maintained grass if there isn’t any growing there as a result of constant flooding and elk pooping everywhere. If the city of Snoqualmie want’s owners to abide by the off leash laws, they should invest in even 10% as many small off leash areas as they have small parks and playgrounds for children rather than relegating dog owners to a swamp where their dog is guaranteed to become muddy and covered in Elk poop for 10/12 months of the year, assuming they were even able to secure one of the 8 legal parking spots available at the park in the first place.

    Please don’t pretend that the Three Forks Off Leash dog park is evidence that Snoqualmie is a dog friendly community. It’s a joke; it’s really only useful a couple of days per year to most dog owners.

    • Michael Davies says

      Alright, the dog park is awesome. That is a fact. Having more would be cool, but there are trails all over the place where you don’t need a leash, and if you train your dog to come back and stay close mostly no one will have an issue. I find a pocket full of ripped up bacon greatly eases the training of these two skills.

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