Marymoor Off-Leash Dog Park is CLOSED!   King County Parks answers your questions … PLEASE READ BELOW:

UPDATE 03/26/2020, 3 p.m. 

King County Parks closing more facilities in response to COVID-19; visitors urged to “Stay home, stay healthy!”

As part of its ongoing efforts to protect public health and curb transmission of COVID-19, King County Parks is closing parks Wednesday, March 25. Parking lot and trailhead gates will be locked, and restrooms will be closed. King County does not have the resources at this time to actively enforce Parks closures and social distancing guidelines and will rely upon the public to follow the guidelines.

The closure comes on the heels of Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, which included guidance to further restrict groups from gatherings. 

We ask that everyone respect parks closures and refrain from using King County parks, including regional and backcountry trails. We are unable to physically block off all entrances to parks and trails. We appreciate our park users helping us slow the spread of this virus and their patience as we work through this challenging time. King County also urges visitors to not park illegally on roadways near parks and trails, or block park gates.

QUESTION AND ANSWERS

Q: IF I CAN WALK TO A KING COUNTY PARK OR TRAIL, CAN I STILL USE IT?

A: We ask that everyone respect parks closures and refrain from using King County parks, including regional and back-country trails. We are unable to physically block off all entrances to parks and trails. We appreciate our park users’ efforts to help us reduce the risks of spreading this virus and their patience as we work through this challenging time.

King County also urges visitors to not park illegally on roadways near parks and trails, or block park gates. King County Sheriff’s deputies will be conducting extra patrols to help deter improper parking near locked park gates. 

Q: HOW ARE YOU ENFORCING THESE CLOSURES?  

A: We do not have the resources to actively enforce parks and trails closures. We are unable to physically block off all entrances to parks and trails. 

We are relying on residents to do their part in stopping the spread of the virus and help save lives by abiding by these closures and all social distancing guidelines. 

This is a measure that requires everyone’s cooperation. We can’t erect physical boundaries to close off all of our facilities, and instead will use signage, social media platforms and other communication channels to encourage compliance with social distancing guidance. 

Q: HOW LONG ARE THESE CLOSURES?

A: In response to Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, parks will be closed until at least May 4.

Q: ARE ALL KING COUNTY PARKS CLOSED?

Yes. All King County Parks facilities are closed. This includes popular areas such as:

  • Off-Leash Dog Park at Marymoor

  • Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park

  • Campground at Tolt MacDonald Park