Although our regular go-to off-leash dog park is in Redmond, we decided to try out Willis Tucker Off-leash dog park as it seemed to be a nice one to visit if you go up north on the way to Asian Grocers' and/or live nearby. It was the first time for us to visit the Snohomish area, but I would say that the traffic wasn't that bad at all and it's pretty green along the way, which was quite nice. The off-leash dog area offers a huge car park, so you won't need to worry about paying fees or looking for an empty space.
There's not such hassle involved, but my man had a bit of trouble finding an entrance to the off-leash dog area as there's another Willis Tucker recreational park too. So the GPS initially led to the community park instead of the off-leash dog area located on the way to the park.
A rubbish bin and a small washing area is right at the entrance/exit to the off-leash area, and I personally thought that it was a nice little touch to the park as I didn't see any pooch bags on the ground and you get to give your dog a quick paw rinse before letting them into the car after intense play. The water pressure isn't that strong at all, so it won't scare your dog off. However, our Yuna found water to be a bit too cold, so she didn't like the wash much. Regardless, I think that it will be better especially for Summer as I know that our dogs won't mind the water temperature as much. It's still a very cool idea that you get a free spot clean area without paying any though.
There isn't much grass in the first entrance part of the park, but there's more than enough space to have a private play with your dog whether it's fetch, hide and seek or even chasing. If you decide to stay just in the first section of the area, it's very easy for your dog to get dirty as the ground is still quite muddy due to the wet weather and high foot traffic here.
There's also a small agility area on the side, which I thought was a very cute idea to have in the area as I haven't seen it in other off-leash dog parks. It's certainly a great one to try if you have a small dog or a puppy, but I think that any dogs in any sizes can try as all the huddles are low. It's indeed a special touch and makes the area more enjoyable even for those who like to train their dogs.
The park is pretty big, and we didn't actually get to explore all the areas as Yuna and Yena were busy playing hide and seek with my man mostly in the second section of the park which is more green than the first section.
Yuna and Yena also found a tennis ball there, and we had to play fetch a little, then we realised that there was a small muddy area in the middle as Yuna came back to us with her muddy feet :3. Regardless, Yuna and Yena had a great time there, and I think it's certainly in the list of one of the best off-leash dog areas in the North Greater Seattle Area.
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