Morrill Meadows Off-Leash Dog Area
Grand Opening, October 23, 2010
10808 SE 248th St.
3.5-acres, opened October 2010
Amenities include: parking at Morrill Meadows Park, separately fenced area for small or shy dogs, water, benches, obstacle course.
Kent's first off-leash dog park was built through a collaboration between the City of Kent and a community group of volunteers called DOGPARK: Dog Owners' Group Promoting Animal Recreation in Kent. The group raised funds to help off-set the cost of fencing and began work parties to clear the area of invasive and overgrown vegetation in February 2010. Throughout the summer and fall, other volunteer groups also helped, and the park was opened following Kent Parks' annual Make A Difference Day event, October 23, 2010, when volunteers planted 500 native trees and shrubs along the fence lines and inside the sensitive wetland area.
Similar to Grandview Off-leash Area on the west hill, maintenance and future amenities will be accomplished through the combined efforts of City staff and DOGPARK.