How OLAE was formed:
Determined efforts of volunteers have kept the park clean since it
was designated as an off leash area several years ago. What is
remarkable is early in the morning, every morning, for over eight
years, one tireless volunteer who goes by the initials B.B. was found
cleaning up the off leash area or more precisely, disposing of the
“poo” from the small percentage of careless dog owners who use
the park. Her passion for keeping our off leash area clean and
watching over it as a valuable asset finally caught fire in 2005 when
she teamed up with a few volunteers who decided it was time to
After a few meetings and an informal survey at the off leash area
on July 23 and 24 of 2005, the group formed the non-profit
corporation known as Off Leash Area Edmonds. On March 22,
2006, OLAE was granted its 501(c)(3) status as defined by the
Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are now tax deductible.
OLAE's primary missions are:
Becoming responsible users and stewards of the off leash area
promoting off leash dog recreation and usage. OLAE's secondary
mission is fund raising efforts that will be directed to sustain daily
park maintenance and provide funds for future projects. Our main
goal is to gain volunteers to assist us in keeping this valuable asset
an enjoyable experience.
1) Cutting the grass in summer 2005 in which .88 tons of grass was removed and subsequent cuttings each quarter.
2) Working with the City of Edmonds to get water to the site.
3) Placing gravel/rocks in the large puddles of standing water.
4) Removing trees and stumps located in the front plateau area of which .75 tons was removed.
5) Working with the City of Edmonds to obtain garbage removal and the addition of three Rules and Responsibility signs.
6) Working with Kevin Govan and Boy Scout Troop 312 for adding the double gated entry system.
7) Working with Matt Corwin who donated the two fire hydrants.
8) Working with Boy Scout Troop 319 and adding two plastic bag dispensing stations.
9) Working with the public to educate them to keep the park clean by providing quarterly newsletters and our yearly Halloween Howl.
10) Working with the Lynnwood Pack 363 Webelos Pack I and II to add a bulletin board to further educate our users.
11) Boy Scouts from Troop 312 builds agility course in 2011