San Juan Island, WA off-leash dog park
The Eddie & Friends Dog Park on San Juan Island occupies two acres next to Browne’s Home Center on Mullis Avenue (and is named after the Brownes’ dog Eddie). The turn is easy to miss (if you get to the fire station, you’ve gone too far), but leads to generous off-street parking.
The park is completely fenced, with two sets of double doors leading into a big dog area and a separate small ‘n’ shy area. The big dog area has some shade trees; the small ‘n’ shy area has an attractive gazebo. Both areas have seating for humans.
There are poop bags and trash cans. There are baskets of tennis balls and a couple of racquets to whack them with. The noble volunteers who maintain the park also bring in water in coolers and bottles. There is a water bowl in each area.
The only flaw in the set-up (and it’s really a small one) is that it is just possible for a motivated small dog to wriggle out of the small ‘n’ shy area into the big dog area, through gaps in a gate that connects the two areas but is normally chained shut, so keep your eyes on your small dog.
Eddie & Friends Dog Park
Mullis Avenue (between Browne’s Home Center and the fire station)
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Open 7 am until dusk