Strawberry Hill Dog Park is a wooded, 2.35 acre, forest glade inside Strawberry Hill Park, adjacent to a playground and a skateboard park, that has been designated for off-leash canine recreation. The dog park is centrally-located on Bainbridge Island, less than 3 miles from the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, and exclusively dedicated to the off-leash exercise and socialization of dogs.
The dog park entrance features direct, parking lot access and includes several amenities including a large “air lock” entrance for dogs to become acclimated to the park’s surroundings, and a dog washing station with a hose and spray wand to clean pets before leaving the park. In addition, there is a separately fenced, mini-dog park area for small, shy or recuperating dogs. Inside the park, visitors will find park benches, a perimeter walking trail, auto-fill water bowls, and free dog waste collection bags and receptacles.
The park is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week, to well-behaved dogs, ages 6 months or older, who have had their vaccinations. Owners are encouraged to be attentive to their dogs thoughout their park visit. While socializing with other park-goers it is vital that dog owners know where their dogs are and what they are doing at all times for the safety of their dog, themselves, and all other users of the site. Park users should be attentive of all dogs in the park during their visit, groups of dogs behave differently than a single dog and park users should be aware of the dogs around them at all times.
Eagledale Park is located at 5050 Rose Ave NE. The off leash area is located at the top of the park. Access is limited to walk in use from the Parking area at the bottom of the hill. Users can follow the signs to this 1 acre site where there is a grassy meadow and wooded trails. The site is open year round, however you will need to be prepared for soggy, wet conditions during the wet season.
DOGS IN PARKS
For general information about dogs in Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District parks, read the FAQ’s.
WHAT A FENCED, OFF-LEASH DOG PARK DOES
(that an unfenced area does not!)
- Prevents dogs from intimidating, jumping on, and biting kids, dogs, and adults
- Prevents dogs from running into traffic
- Makes code enforcement possible
- Enables dog waste to be easily disposed of
- Preserves sports fields from dog waste, hole digging and erosion
- Limits dog noise during off-hours
- Saves money and tax dollars
- Provides a safe & proven method for dog exercise and socialization
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DOG WASTE
Dog waste can spread diseases to other dogs, humans, and wildlife.
As meat-eaters, dogs (like humans) can produce waste that can contain harmful E. coli, roundworm, samonella, and giardia
Dog waste is not fertilizer.
Unlike waste from plant-eaters, such as horse manure, dog waste is classified as a pollutant by the EPA.
Dog waste is the third leading cause of water contamination.
Protect yourself, your dogs, and our Island. Scoop the poop!