Where is parking located? Strawberry Fields for RoverOff-LeashPark offers parking for visitors with a gravel lot at the trailhead located on 152nd Street NE east of the Strawberry Fields Athletic Complex. You can also use the main parking lot at the lighted soccer fields. How do you get to the off-leash area? The park, which is completely enclosed, offers one entrance located at the north end of the off-leash park and accessed by way of a signed, wood-chipped walking trail that starts at the southeast corner of the soccer fields.
What about trails? Wooded trails line the park and are covered with wood chips to provide a stable walking surface. The wood chips prevent the build-up of mud during wet periods and create a safer trail experience. With the City’s emphasis on health and fitness through the Marysville Healthy Communities Project, walking is encouraged because it adds to the health benefits of the park.
rom the parking lot to the off-leash area and back, you will walk 1,500 steps – that’s ¾-mile round trip!
Must dogs be on leash on trails and elsewhere outside the off-leash park? An emphatic Yes! All dogs must be ON LEASH when entering or exiting the off-leash park as per Marysville Municipal Code (MMC) 10.04.300. It's pretty obvious - otherwise, why have a fenced-in off-leash park set in a trail system? Dogs are not permitted on the soccer fields at any time. Does the dog park have a secure area just for small dogs? Yes. In 2014, M-DOG installed a fenced small-dog area inside the larger fenced park, with two access gates. The small dog area is for dog 25 lbs. and under, as well as older and physically challenged dogs that don't want to mix with the larger dogs in the park.
How many people and pets visit the off-leash park in a given year? Based on our estimates, 8,800 people visit the off-leash park and 12,320 dogs visited the park on weekends in 2014. Add weekdays during the spring and summer with 3,375 people and 4,590 dogs, and that brings totals to more than 12,000 visitors and about 17,000 wagging tails.
Picnic Tables and Benches The off-leash area offers 3 picnic tables, two inside the park and one just outside the gate. Picnic tables have been provided by MarysvilleParks and Recreation; M-DOG is looking into providing benches and chairs to enable guests to sit and relax, and visit with other park users. A new bench was donated by Roy Robinson Chevrolet-Subaru-RV in 2014; expect more seating in the future. Food in the park is permitted, but picnickers are asked to considerate of other people and their pets, as food can sometimes trigger aggressive behavior between dogs. Drinking water access? A three-tier people/dogs drinking fountain provides the only water source in the off-leash park. The drinking fountain was donated by HomeStreet Bank in Marysville when the off-leash park opened in December 2008. Adequate water pressure at this time does not allow for a station to hose down dogs that play in the mud, or a second drinking water source at the south end of the park, as some park visitors have pined for. Please do not use local streams to rinse or clean off your dog; these streams are sensitive fish and salmon-bearing streams.
Where are public restrooms located? Public restrooms are available at the entrance to Strawberry Fields Athletic Complex. There are no restrooms in or near the off-leash park itself.