Who said having a good time with your pooch had to be inconvenient?
Lowell Park's offleash area is a small fenced enclosure north of the tennis courts, best suited for local residents needing a place to play off-leash. Everett has put some thought into it, with two double-gated airlock entrances, stocked poop bags, a garbage can, and benches. There is also a water faucet that appears to be turned off in the winter. The area is well-kept and clean, and the grassy slopes are nice for ball-throwing. Although it is too small to be a destination offleash area, I have heard that there is a beautiful one-mile on-leash trail in Lowell Park that follows the river.
Directions: From I-5N heading towards Everett, take exit 192 (Broadway) on the left side of I-5. Very soon after the exit, take the second exit ramp to your right (41st Street/Mukilteo). The ramp takes you to 41st Street (if you just followed the ramp you would find yourself heading right on 41st). Turn LEFT onto 41st Street, the sign says "Broadway/Lowell" (you'll be aiming towards the highway--if you find yourself heading away from the highway on 41st then you are going in the wrong direction!). Turn right on S. 3rd Ave. Continue approximately five blocks and you will see Lowell Park on the left side of the road at the intersection of 3rd and 46th Street SE. Lowell Park is tricky to find if you make a wrong turn -- it is easier if you remember that it runs pretty close to the west side of I-5.