What's happening? 

Sunrise Dog Park. City of Olympia's Sunrise Park Off-Leash Dog Area closed in 2013. See this article for the city's version of the dog park closure. See this July 2014 article on another opportunity that didn't work out.

Hawks Prairie Dog Park. Thurston County's Hawks Prairie Off-Leash Dog Area is open. See the Thurston County website for information about the dog park. See this December 2013 article about the dog park in the county's newsletter. 

Thanks, Thanks for keeping all dog parks clean and for following their rules. Each dog park has their own unique set of rules. Read them before using the dog park.  

Sound Hounds. Sound Hounds is currently inactive. We will shut down this all-volunteer dog park advocacy organization in 2015 if there are no new leaders. Contact info@soundhounds.org if you have any questions or if you're interested in leadership possibilities with Sound Hounds. 

Advocate. As an individual, if you are interested in advocating for dog parks, speak up in a public meeting, email, phone, or visit an elected official. See this website for links to our regional governments. 


Book. We recommend Visiting the Dog Park by Cheryl S Smith of Dogwise Publishing. You can borrow the book from the library or buy the book from Orca Books ($12 plus tax)

Videos. Google "dog park video" for videos of all things dog park. 

Podcasts. Listen for ways to prepare your dog for the dog park and to take your dog to the dog park. 

Dog park locatorsVisit www.doggone.com to find dog parks and pet-friendly places around the nation, including many in the Seattle and Portland metro areas. 

Reviews. Hawks Prairie dog park reviews include doggoes.com and yelp.

NationalNational Dogpark News is a source of detailed information about dog parks - the good, bad, and ugly.  

RegionalPet Connections is a free online and print magazine with news and information about dog parks and doggie activities in the Puget Sound. They have South Sound and North Sound publications. 




Buy-A-Brick.  Buy a customized brick to honor your loved one and support current and future Thurston County dog parks.  See this brochure for information about the fundraiser bricks. 

Cash donations. Write a check to support South Sound dog parks. Please write the check to "PARC Foundation" and note that it is for dog parks. 

Combined Fund DriveWashington State employees can make a Combined Fund Drive donation through the PARC Foundation. 

Donations are tax-deductibleSound Sounds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization through our fiscal agent PARC Foundation of Thurston County


Shout out. Special thanks to Sound Hounds volunteers, sponsors, and supporters (2005 - present) whose hard work and dedication was particularly invaluable: David Hamilton, Kathy Evans, Kevin Jacobs, Donna Holt, Randy Hartman, Sara Scott, James Reddick, PARC Foundation, Pet Connections Magazine, and Animal Services. - Lynn