Shoreline dog lovers could soon have a new option for puppy playtime.
At its study session tonight, the Shoreline City Council will receive a staff report recommending it lease space to construct a second fenced off-leash park, this one in East Shoreline, on the Fircrest Campus. The area is a two-acre section of the southeast corner of the Fircrest Campus located at 1750 NE 150th Street.
If the Council authorizes staff to pursue the 5-year lease, it would be effective this May, and the city would construct a fully fenced off-leash park there, at a cost of about $12,000. The annual cost to lease the property would be $2,400.
A study group looked at different sites East of Meridien between 2011 and 2013; and recommended this site because it's away from residential housing and has room for about 20 parking spaces.
ShoreDog, a non-profit off-leash advocacy group, expressed interest in the proposal, and is seeking volunteers to help with stewardship of a new dog park.
The lease could be approved later this month, and the park would open in June or July.
Shoreline currently has two off-leash areas, Shoreview Off-Leash Park which is a traditional fenced park and Richmond Beach Saltwater Park which is unfenced and open from Nov. 1 - March 15