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Ontario Dog Parks, Dog-Friendly Trails, Beaches and Off-Leash Areas

Here is a list of leash-optional dog parks, paths & trails, and beaches in Ontario. Please be sure to always pick up after your dog, dispose of the bag appropriately, and show good dog park etiquette at all times.

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Dog Parks & Beaches in Ontario

Dogs in Ontario Parks *** Dogs are allowed in Ontario's provincial parks except in a few designated campgrounds. Some parks also have pet exercise and beach areas too - click here for a list.

  • Ancaster Dog Park
    • Corporal Nathan Cirillo Leash Free Zone (previously Cinema Park) - 799 Golf Links Road
      Gwen says: "Cinema Park is located at Meadowlands, 799 Golf Links Road in Ancaster. This park is mostly fenced - the entrance is not. This is a 'valley' type dog park and is located directly beside the Silvercity Theater. Easy access from 403 or Lincoln Alexander Parkway. The park is a large grassy area with a walking path around the perimeter. There's also a stream at one end - however it tends to get murky in the summer. Patrons who visit the park have been kind enough to leave a couple of park benches and bowls for water."

      Update from Ron C.: "The City of Hamilton has done some upgrades since the post above for Ancaster Dog Park, with the area being fully fenced with double gate entry, benches and new trees. This park is leash free."

  • Angus Dog Park
    • Sandra says: "Wildflower Park is a fenced, off-leash dog park located at 42 McCarthy Crescent in Angus, Ontario."

  • Ajax Dog Parks
    The Town of Ajax has two leash-free dog parks:
    • Greenwood Conservation Area - Located north on Westney Road, north of Taunton Road
      Jenn says: "The Greenwood Off-Leash Area is located at Concession 5 and Church in Ajax, Ontario. This off-leash dog park is great. Located north of Taunton Road, it is connected to a trail system and forested area."

    • Westney & Clements Roads Off-Leash Area - Located on the west side of Westney Road South, north of Clements Road.

  • Aurora Dog Park
    • Helen C. says: "Aurora's Canine Commons is a 4.5 acre off-leash park located on Industrial Parkway North at St. John's Road."

  • Barrie Dog Parks      [Pet-friendly hotels in Barrie]
    The City of Barrie has two Dog Off Leash Recreation Areas:
    • Barrie Molson Centre DOLRA - 555 Bayview Drive
      Two separate, fenced areas: a 0.25 acre area for small dogs (up to 30 pounds), and a 1.8 acre area for all dogs, regardless of size or weight. Dogs are also allowed off-leash in the unsecured natural area beyond the pens. Park in the north BMC parking lot to access the walk-in entrance.

    • Sunnidale Park DOLRA - Sunnidale Road
      Located in a natural, rolling setting with earthern footpaths. This 7.15 acre off-leash area is double-gated with 4' wire mesh fencing. Park at the Dorian Parker Centre or along Sunnidale Road.

  • Belleville/Quinte Dog Parks
    • Pooch Path at the Quinte Conservation area
      This path is NOT fenced, and is provided for those who wish to hike with their dogs.

    • Quinte Dog Park - located at East Zwick's park
      3-acre, double-gated, fully-fenced park. Bring your own dog bags.
      Sawyer P. says: "Belleville Dog Park is located in East Zwick's park. It's fenced, has dog bags, and a trail system. There are 2 fenced-off sections - 1 larger one for most dogs, and a smaller one if you want to keep your dog away from the main crowd."

  • Bracebridge Dog Park and Off-Leash Trails
    • Three Amigos Dog Park - 130 Beaumont Drive in James W. Kerr Park
      1.7 acres, fenced-in areas for both small and large dogs. Open year-round from 6am to 10pm (or dusk).

      The Town of Bracebridge has made the following trails off-leash:

      1. Annie Williams Memorial Park
      2. J.D. Lang Park
      3. Bass Rock Park
      4. James W. Kerr Park
      5. Strawberry Point Trail
      6. Wilson's Falls Trail
      7. South Monck/Covered Bridge Trail

  • Brampton Dog Parks
    - The City of Brampton has several off-leash areas (open from dawn until dusk). Dog owners must have vaccinated, licensed and neutered/spayed their dogs prior to using these parks.
    • Bramalea Community Park Off-Leash Area - Highway 410 and Williams Parkway
      Two separate, fenced areas (one for smaller dogs, the other for medium and larger dogs); also features two dog agility areas.

    • Chris Gibson Park Off-Leash Area - McLaughlin Road North and Flowertown Avenue behind the Chris Gibson Recreation Centre
      Park at the east side parking lot; off-leash area will be visible.

    • Duggan Park Off-Leash Area - Located between Centre Street and Ken Whillans Drive (south of Vodden Street).

  • Brantford Dog Park
    • Dogford Park - Off Leash Dog Park - located on the west side of Gilkison Street, south of Colborne Street West and just past the Veteran's Memorial Parkway overpass.
      Linda says: "There is a dog park in Brantford, Ontario in the west end. Go over the bridge into West Brant, turn left at the first stop light (Gilkison) and the park is down along the river on your right. Large fenced in area with benches and trees."

  • Brockville Dog Park
    • Brockville Off-Leash Dog Park - 138 Broadway Ave, behind the youth arena
      Two large, enclosed areas - the first is for large dogs, the other for small dogs and puppies.

  • Bowmanville Dog Park
    • Bowmanville Off-Leash Dog Park - located south of Highway 401 in the Bowmanville Harbour Conservation Area.
      Danielle says: "The Bowmanville Off-Leash Dog Park at 401 and Liberty Street is one of our favourite dog parks near the GTA. There are 2 fully fenced areas - one just for small dogs and puppies and one for larger dogs. It's fenced, has dog bags, parking, and picnic tables."

  • Burlington Dog Parks

    - City of Burlington Leash-Free Dog Parks:
    • Bayview Park (W.A.G. Park: Where Animals Gather) - 1800 King Road, north of the North Service Road
      Corinne says: "There is a leash free park at Bayview Park on King Road North in Burlington. It is past the North Service Road. From 403, exit on Waterdown Road, turn left, right on North Service Road, left on King Road. Very nice with a lovely view. Friendly owners and well behaved dogs! Fenced an with smaller trees, grass, wood chips."

    • Roly Bird Park - 2203 Industrial St.
      Marsha V. says: "Roly Bird Dog Park is located on the North Service Rd (East of Brant St). It is a small, but nice dog park. Features a double gate, garbage bins for poop, fences all around in the shape of an 'L'."

    • Norton Park - 4275 Dundas Street, NW corner of Cornerstone Drive
      Ken L. says: "The Norton Off-Leash Dog Park is located at Dundas & Cornerstone in Burlington. It's fenced and has a double-gated entrance. There is a smaller area for small dogs. Very open area. Dress warm in winter as winds are usually strong."

    Bronte Creek Provincial Park also offers two leash-free pet exercise areas.

    • Virginia A. says: "In Burlington, Ontario, there's a great leash-free area within Bronte Park Provincial Park. There is a small park admission fee (half and full-year passes available), but the leash free zone features trails for owners and dogs to walk so the dogs aren't bunched up in corners. Leashed dogs are welcome in the rest of the park zones. To reach the leash-free area, exit at Burloak Drive (from the QEW). Turn north and the park entrance is just above Mainway on the right hand side of the road."

  • Cambridge Dog Park      [Pet-friendly hotels in Cambridge]
    • Cambridge Leash-Free Dog Park - Maple Grove Road, just east of Boxwood Avenue
      Ria says: "There is a dog park at Maple Grove Road - Off Hwy 24, North of 401. A good size park that is completely open for good viewing of what your dog or other dogs are doing. There are a couple of picnic tables that people use for sitting on... but this is also a drawback as then they are not always supervising their dogs when they should be. I have seen a number of squabbles arise due to owner not supervising their dog's behaviour... as well as a small dog being mauled. :( A lot of great owners/dogs there most of the time... but at other times it's not the place I'd want to be. Please supervise your pet at all times. Facilities: fenced, gated entrances with additional gate to enter, ground cover is grass with dirt, open space with a couple smaller trees."

  • Chatham-Kent Dog Parks
    - Chatham-Kent has two Dog Off Leash Recreation Areas (DOLRA):
    • John Waddell Park - 59 Water Street, Chatham
      Fenced area; river access on the north side; naturalized 2 hectare (4.1 acres) wooded area with trails. Double-gated entrance. Amenities include parking, sitting areas, and garbage cans.

    • Happy Tails Dog Park - 181 Baldoon Road, Wallaceburg
      1 hectare (2.5 acres); mature trees that provide shade; double-gated entrances; picnic tables; benches and parking.

  • Collingwood Dog Park      [Pet-friendly hotels in Collingwood]
    • Pawplar Park "Dog Town" - Poplar and Hwy 24
      B.W. says: "Collingwood has a large, treed dog park on Poplar side road."

  • Fergus Dog Park
    • Fergus Dog Park - 840 Glengarry Cres.
      Rachael B. says: "The Fergus Dog Park is a beautiful site, well maintained, where dog owners are very friendly and there is lots of room to run and throw a ball. The dogs love it! Facilities: Grass with mulch path, large open space, agility equipment, water tap, poop bags provided."

  • Fort Erie Dog Park
    • Lions Sugarbowl Dog Park - 100 Gilmore Road
      Fenced 1 acre; grassy and treed parkland of undulating terrain; open dawn to dusk, 7 days per week; park beside the Central Fire Station.
      Cole says: "The Sugarbowl Dog Park is located in Fort Erie at Gilmore and Central Ave. It's well-kept, with a small hill, not much shade though..."

  • Georgina Dog Park      [Pet-friendly hotels in Georgina]
    • Georgina's Leash-Free Dog Park - Adeline Drive and Lake Drive South, Keswick
      Rich says: "The Keswick Dog Park is located at 685 Lake Drive South, just north of Ravenshoe Rd. On Lake Drive. It's a fully fenced, 1.5 acre leash-free dog park."

  • Goderich Dog Park      [Pet-friendly hotels in Goderich]
    • Goderich Dog Park/Beach - south of the Cove Beach, at the very end of Cove Road
    • Sunset Dog Park - Sunset Drive & Warren Street
      Linda M. says: "Sunset Dog Park is located at Sunset Drive & Warren Street. Fenced and byob. Nice little park."

  • Grand Bend Dog Beach      [Pet-friendly hotels in Grand Bend]
    • Pinery Provincial Park Dog Beach - located by Picnic Area 1.
      Dogs must be leashed at all times! Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs.
      Melissa says: "There's a very popular dog beach at Pinery Provincial Park in Grand Bend. Great place to socialize your dog and get them used to sand and water."

  • Guelph Dog Park
    - The City of Guelph offers designated leash-free zones for dogs in the following parks:
    • Riverside Regional Park - 709 Woolwich Street
    • Norm Jary Park - 22 Shelldale Crescent
    • Margaret Greene Regional Park - 80 Westwood Road
    • Lee Street Park - 71 Lee Street
    • Centennial Park - 373/ 377 College Avenue West
    • Crane Park - 96 Dovercliffe Road
    • Eramosa River Park - 259 Victoria Road South
    • John Gamble Park - 594 Kortright Road West

  • Halton Hills Dog Parks
    • Cedarvale Park Leash-Free Zone - 135 Maple Avenue East, Georgetown
      Located next to Silver Creek; mixture of grass and wood chip terrain.

    • Prospect Park Leash-Free Zone - 30 Park Avenue, Acton
      Sue W. - "The Acton Off-Leash Dog Park is located in Prospect Park in Acton, Ontario. It's a large park with trees for shade and a picnic bench. A metal bowl is available but you must cart in your own drinking water. Can be a bit muddy in the spring or after a hard rain."

  • Hamilton Dog Parks      [Pet-friendly hotels in Hamilton]
    - The City of Hamilton has several fenced, off-leash dog exercise areas:
    • Hamilton SPCA Dog Park - 245 Dartnall Road

    • Heritage Green Dog Park - 447 1st Road West

    • Hill Street Dog Park - 13 Hill Street

    • Birch Avenue Dog Park - Between Brant Street and Princess Street on West side.
      Located behind the City's Operation building at 330 Wentworth Street.

    • Borer's Falls Dog Park - 491 York Road, at the corner of York Road and Valley Road
      Tracy C. says: "Borer's Dog Park is located in Dundas, Ontario, at Old York Road & Valley Road. The park is leash-free and fenced-in."

    • Cathedral Dog Park - 707 King Street West
      No parking; walk from Main Street.

  • Hawkesbury Dog Park
    • Hawkesbury Dog Park - rue Philippe
      Lynda B. says: "The Hawkesbury Dog Park is fenced and offers dog bags. The park is about 30000 square feet with 2 separate sections: 1 for small dogs & 1 larger dogs. Open 7 am - 8 pm."

  • Ingersoll Dog Park
    • John Lawson Park - 108 Wonham Street, South, Ingersoll
      Margaret P. says: "Fully fenced, leash-free dog park a little over an acre. Lovely area right alongside the Thames River. Lots of open space for running, shade trees, picnic tables, garbage containers, doggy poop bag dispensers. Parking is at the nearby Ingersoll Pipe Band Hall (at east end of John Lawson Park)."

  • Kemptville Dog Park
    • Ferguson Forest Dog Park - Ferguson Forest, minutes from downtown Kemptville, Municipality of North Grenville
      The five-acre grass and forested area provides park patrons and their dogs with a fenced area for large dogs and a separate fenced area for smaller dogs. Park users will find plenty of opportunity to walk and exercise with their canine companions, as well as socialize with other dog owners.

  • Kincardine Dog Park

  • Kitchener-Waterloo Dog Parks
    • The Aud Neighbourhood Leash-Free Dog Park - 400 East Ave., Kitchener
      Gareth says: "Can get icy, grass is a bit lacking but a great big area. Amenities include fencing, bins, and bags."

    • McLennan Park Leash-Free Park - 901 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener
      Ria says: "A smaller park - but the dogs I've met there were all well socialized with great manners and had owners that were observant of what they were doing. Facilities: fenced, gated entrances, water tap, ground cover is grass with dirt, a few benches for people to sit on as well as a groomed path through a wooded section."

    • Bechtel Park Leash-Free Dog Area - 185 Bridge St. W., Waterloo
      Two-hectare (five-acre) fenced space; open daily sunrise to sunset.

    • Kiwanis Park Leash-Free Dog Park - 1000 Kiwanis Park Drive, Kitchener
      Leash-free area is located approximately 1km from pool and parking area.



  • Lindsay Dog Park
    • Howlers Corners Off-leash Dog Park - 277 Kenrei (Park) Road, north of Lindsay
      Paula W. says: "Howlers Corners off-leash dog park is located in the Ken Reid Conservation Area in Lindsay, Ontario. There are trails, benches, trees, and many on-leash trails in the conservation area. My dog Nikita and I LOVE it and have been there since it opened. Having the park administration building right there and surveillance cameras it is a well looked after park. Communications is excellent on the Facebook site as far as concerns about the park being heard and dealt with in good time."

  • London Dog Parks      [Pet-friendly hotels in London]
    - Off-leash parks in the City of London:
    • Greenway Off-leash Area - Greenside Avenue, off of Springbank Drive
      Fully fenced; offers an open area and trails through a naturalized area; separate area for small dogs with a separate entrace; double-gated; garbage containers; benches.

    • Pottersburg-FIDO Off-leash Area - Hamilton Road at Gore Road
      Completely fenced section as well as an open section marked by boundary signs; trails through naturalized areas; separate area for small dogs; double-gated; garbage cans, picnic tables and benches.

    • Stoney Creek Off-leash Area - Adelaide Street North at Windermere Road
      Fully fenced; open area and trails through a naturalized area; separate area for small dogs; amenities include parking, double-gated entrances, garbage containers, benches. Site is located on a flood plain may be subject to flooding.

  • Madoc Dog Park      [Pet-friendly hotels in Madoc]
    • Madoc's Off Leash Dog Park - 38 Burnside Road
      Open seasonally, April 1 to November 1, dawn to dusk. Fenced area about 1.5 acres in size, with lots of clear space for dogs and owners to mingle; parking lot on-site.

  • Markham Dog Park

  • Marmora Dog Park
    • Marmora Off-Leash Dog Park - Cameron St and Matthew St. (Behind Legion Park)
      Alex M. says: "The Marmora Off-Leash Dog Park is fenced, has dog bags, access to water, and a public swimming area. It's a little park, but it's nice for the locals! You get to it through a hard-to-see driveway behind the red house."

  • Meaford Dog Park
    • Beautiful Joe's Leash-Free Park - Grant Avenue and Aitken Street
      2 completely fenced-in areas, 1 for large dogs, 1 for small dogs. Trash cans and waste bags are provided. Parking is available. Located close to Memorial Park, which has a dog beach.

  • Midland Dog Parks      [Pet-friendly hotels in Midland]
    - The Town of Midland has two dog parks (located within other parks). Dog Owners must pre-register (no fees apply). Dogs must have a current valid dog tag. Dog parks are open from May 1st to October 31st.
    • Little Lake Park - 606 Little Lake Park Road
    • Tiffin Park - 539 William Street

  • Milton Dog Parks
    • Central Bark - Cedar Hedge Park West - 230 Cedar Hedge Road
      Deanne J. says: "Central Bark is fenced, has a separate dog run for older dogs, fenced-in play area for children, and benches. There are always dogs there. Volunteers take care of the park and emptying garbage bins. Annual lawn rejuvenation allows for great conditions year round."

    • Dogs Ruhl - Sunny Mount Park - 255 Ruhl Drive

  • Mississauga Dog Parks
    - Leash-free zones in the City of Mississauga:
    • Etobicoke Valley Park - Dundas Street & Southcreek Road
      Naturalized area (watch for wildlife).

    • Garnetwood Park - Burnhamthorpe Road East, east of Pony Trail Drive
      Fenced 1.5 acres; scenic setting with walking trails and large trees for shade; parking available; seasonal public restrooms; lighted in the summer until 11pm.

    • Hershey SportsZone South (also called Parkway Belt Dog Park) - Kennedy Road, north of Eglinton Avenue, west on Indian Summer Trail
      Fenced 3.2 acres; double-gated; located on a hill so can get windy. Bring your own water.

    • Jack Darling Park - 1180 Lakeshore Road West, west of Lorne Park Road
      Huge park! Fenced 22 acres; pathways; water tap.

    • Lakeside Park - 2266 Lakeshore Road West, south of Royal Windsor Drive
      Fenced 1.6 acres; double-gated; walking path; drinking water (seasonal); washrooms; parking.

    • Quenippenon Park - West side of Erin Mills Parkway, north of Erin Centre Drive
      Two fenced areas (total of 1.4 acres).

    • Totoredaca Park - Meadowvale Boulevard, north of Meadowpines Road
      Fenced 3.5 acres.

  • Morrisburg Dog Park
    • South Dundas Dog Park - 6-84 Canada Way Drive
      Juli says: "The Morrisburg Dog Park is located at Canada Way Drive in Morrisburg. There are two full fenced-in off-leash areas - one for small dogs and the another for all dogs. Water fountain, shade and benches. I've visited many dog parks and have never seen one as nice as the Morrisburg dog park (construction completed July 2011). It's easy to tell a lot of time and thought went into planning it. It's a great stop if you're enroute between Toronto and Montreal on the 401 with your pups. Exit 750 at Morrisburg, south - drive straight past lights and stop sign, and then turn left on Canada Way. Dog park is on left, across from the beach."

  • Newmarket Dog Park
    • Global Pet Foods Dog Park - 220 Bayview Parkway
      Large park; separate sections for small and large dogs; trees, wood chip surfaces, viewing areas, and benches.

  • Niagara Falls Dog Parks      [Pet-friendly hotels in Niagara Falls]
    • Niagara Falls Dog Park - Mountain Road and Dorchester Road, at Fireman's Park
      Shaina says: "Niagara Falls Dog Park has a small dog area and large dog area that are both fenced with dog bags and garbage bins provided in the parks. There are a few mature trees for shade, a trail for walking around the park and a doggy fountain/shower on the outside of the dog park. It's my favourite dog park of the area."

  • Oakville Dog Parks      [Pet-friendly hotels in Oakville]
    - Oakville offers several leash-free dog parks:
    • Glenashton Park - 1051 Glenashton Drive

    • Kingsford Gardens - 2667 Kingsway Drive

    • North Park - 3070 Neyagawa Boulevard

    • Palermo Park - 2345 Dundas Street West

    • Post Park - 512 Macdonald Road

    • Shell Park - 3307 Lakeshore Road West
      Ria - Location: Shell park, on Lakeshore, west of Hwy 25. "A good size park that is completely open for good viewing of what your dog or other dogs are doing. There are a couple of picnic tables that people use for sitting on... but this is also a drawback as then they are not always supervising their dogs when they should be. Most owners keep an eye on their dogs though. There is also a small fenced area for small dogs only! Facilities: fenced, gated entrances, water tap, ground cover is grass with dirt, open space with a couple smaller trees for shade."

  • Orangeville Dog Park
    • Orangeville Off-Leash Dog Park - Hansen Boulevard, opposite Victor Large Way
      Shawn says: "Located on Hansen Drive behind the mall. Two seperate fenced areas for small and large breeds, pooper scoopers, garbage cans, picnic tables and benches, lots of parking and plenty of room to run. No shade or water, bring your own!"

  • Orillia Dog Parks
    - City of Orillia Off-Leash Dog Zones
    • Clayt French Park - Atlantis Drive
      Nicole says: "Clayt French Dog Park is located at 144 Atlantis Drive in Orillia. It is fenced, and offers dog bags, a nearby children's play area, and water is provided."

    • Kitchener Park - Kitchen Street, south of the intersection of West Street South and Hwy 12
      Dale says: "Kitchener Park is on the shores of Lake Simcoe, located at the bottom of West Street and Hwy 12. Plenty of space to let your pet roam free, fenced-in area, just watch though the fence area doesn't go down all the way down to the water in the far corner section. Wood chips are spread around the trails making it nice to walk on. There are a couple of picnic tables there also to sit and rest at. Behind the baseball diamonds. Leash-free."

  • Oshawa Dog Parks
    • Happy Tails Bark Park
      Caroline E. says: "Happy Tails Bark Park is a 1-acre fenced park centrally located to Oshawa, Bowmanville, and Port Perry. Open year round, 7 days a week during daylight hours. Contact them for directions."

    • Harmony Valley Dog Park - Grandview Street North
      Daniela P. says: "In Oshawa (Durham Region) we have an 'official' leash free dog park - part of Harmony Conservation Area. It's a very nicely maintained park, where volunteers as well as Oshawa Park authority have done a wonderful job."
      (thanks also to Earl P. for providing the link to the Harmony Conservation Area)

  • Ottawa Dog Parks      [Pet-friendly hotels in Ottawa]

    - See the list of leash-optional dog parks in The City of Ottawa (we've placed them on a separate page because there are so many!).

    The National Capital Commision also has several off-leash parks for dogs in the Ottawa-Gatineau Region:

    • Bruce Pit - RR 23 Cedarview Road
      Huge fenced in dog park; combination of wide-open spaces and wooded areas.

    • Conroy Pit - 3136 Conroy Road
      Combination of gravel trails and wooded trails.

    • Hampton Park

    • Pine Hill

    • Rockcliffe–Hillsdale - Hillsdale Road

    • Stanley Avenue Park

    Other Parks:

    • Brewer Pond Dog Park - 151 Brewer Way
    • David Bartlett Park - 5201 Mclean, Manotick

  • Owen Sound Dog Park
    • Mayor & Friends Leash Free Dog Park - 1st Ave East, along the inner harbour
      Mary P. says: "Small but pleasant leash-free park located at 1st Ave East, near the downtown harbour on the east side."

  • Parry Sound Dog Parks
    - Town of Parry Sound Off-Leash Areas:
    • Rugged Fitness Trail - Salt Dock Road, along the shoreline north-west of the Salt Docks

    • Yvonne Williams Park Dog Obedience Training Area - William St. and Mill Lake Rd.

    • Killbear Pet Exercise Area - in Killbear Provincial Park
      Off-leash dog beach is located near the Group Camping area. Dogs must be leashed in all other areas.

  • Pelham Dog Park
    • Centre Street Leash-Free Dog Park - Hwy 20 & Centre Street
      James R. says: "The park is fenced with some trees. Large, separated areas for both large and small dogs. Well-kept with grass and gravelled pathways. Benches and picnic tables under open-sided pavilions."

  • Penetanguishene Dog Park
    • Penetanguishene Dog Park
      Wendy says: "There is a dog park right in Rotary Park on Robert Street in Penetanguishene. It has an Dog Swim area on the beach near the fenced in park. There is a map on the gate of the off-leash park showing where dogs are allowed on the beach."

    • Dog Beach at Awenda Provincial Park
      Katie says: "Awenda Provincial Park has a pet-friendly dog beach. Fantastic dog beach. We have been there many times and it's always a fun, friendly environment."
      Editor's Note: According to the Ontario Parks website, this is NOT AN OFF-LEASH BEACH. Pets must be kept on leash no more than two metres in length.

  • Peterborough Dog Parks      [Pet-friendly hotels in Peterborough]
    • Peterborough Off-Leash Dog Park - Ashburnham Drive, north of Lansdowne Street East
      Park offers two large pods for larger dogs, with one pod containing a smaller unit for tiny dogs. Open daylight hours. See the Peterborough Dog Club website for more details.

    • Peterborough West Animal Hospital Dog Park - 2605 Stewart Line
      Troy says: "The Peterborough West Animal Hospital dog park is 3/4 acre, fenced, and pick up bags are provided. It's small but it's free. This vet put up the fencing etc. on his own time and money. The regulars all have good dogs of all sizes from little ankle high things to Great Danes that will play with all types of dogs."

  • Pickering Dog Parks
    • Grand Valley Park Leash-Free Areas - Third Concession, west of Valley Farm Road
      Offers two leash-free areas: the main area is fenced and gated, and located west of the parking lot at the bottom of the hill. The second area, meant for those with mobility issues or for those with small dogs, is the fenced and gated area right by the parking lot. Please keep dogs are leashed until they enter the leash-free zones.

  • Port Burwell Dog Beach
    • Port Burwell Provincial Park Pet Exercise Area
      Lori P. says: "Port Burwell Provincial Park has a posted section of beach just for dogs. It is a FANTASTIC beach for enjoying with the whole family. Clean white sand. Water is shallow and sandy bottom, safe for whole family to enjoy!"

  • Port Colborne Dog Park

  • Port Elgin Dog Park

  • Port Perry Dog Park
    • Township of Scugog Off-Leash Dog Park - 1655 Reach Street
      Melanie C. says: "We have a dog park in Port Perry behind the arena on Reach St. It has two areas, one for little dogs and one for big dogs. They are both well treed for shade and the big one has a picnic table. There is usually water left there by dog owners for all the dogs and doggie bags are provided by a local business. A really nice area for the dogs to stretch their legs."

  • Quinte West Dog Park

  • Richmond Hill Dog Parks
    - Richmond Hill Off-Leash Dog Areas:
    • Phyllis Rawlinson Park Off Leash Dog Area - north of 19th Avenue off Leslie Street
      Fenced, 1 hectare site; separate small dog area; double-gated entry; bathroom facilities; parking.

    • Tower Hill Off Leash Dog Area - south of Tower Hill Road, west of Yonge Street
      Fenced, 3/4 hectare site; separate small dog area; double-gated entry and exit.

  • St. Catharines Dog Parks      [Pet-friendly hotels in St. Catharines]
    - City of St. Catharines Leash-Free Dog Parks:
    • Burgoyne Woods - 70 Edgedale Road
      Debbie C. says: "Burgoyne Woods dog park has small dog and large dog fenced parks and free parking. Parking area is not open in the winter - you can still access the dog park on foot."

    • Catherine Street Park - 69 Catherine St. (Russell Avenue and Catherine Street)
      Sarah W. says: "The Catherine Street Park is fenced and has dog bags. Fairly small but open area, usually supplied with wood chips to keep mud to a minimum. All open, no shade."

  • St. Thomas Dog Parks      [Pet-friendly hotels in St. Thomas]
    - The St. Thomas Dog Owner's Association operates two off-leash dog parks:
    • Kettle Creek Dog Park - 44070 Mapleton Line
      Located behind Dan Paterson Conservation Area.

    • Lions Club Dog Park - 40038 Fingal Road
      Located in a ravine area.

  • Sarnia Dog Park      [Pet-friendly hotels in Sarnia]

  • Seaforth Dog Park
    • Seaforth Dog Park - Main Street
      Mike W. says: "The Seaforth Dog Park is a nice, large, fully fenced-in area to let your dogs run and play. Waste bags and garbages provided."

  • Stouffville Dog Park

  • Strathroy Dog Parks

  • Stratford Dog Park      [Pet-friendly hotels in Stratford]
    • Stratford Leash-Free Dog Park - Packham Road and Dunn Road
      Fenced with double-gated entry; 6 acres; combination of forest and open fields, plus a creek. Well-lit.

  • Sudbury Dog Parks      [Pet-friendly hotels in Sudbury]
    • Minnow Lake Dog Park - corner of Donna Drive and Second Avenue North
      Pierre P. says: The Minnow Lake Dog Park has two off-leash dog areas: one for small/older dogs and another for larger dogs. The small/older dog fenced off-leash dog area is approx. 100 x 300 feet; large dog area is 100 x 320 feet. Entrance to park is off Second Avenue North. Bring water and bags just in case we've run out.

    • Azilda Dog Park - Municipal Road 15

  • Thamesford Dog Park
    • Thamesford Off Leash Dog Park - Allen Street
      Parking available; beautiful river views.
      Len B. says: "There is an off-leash dog park at Grace Patterson Park in Thamesford, by Hwy 119, north of Hwy 2. It's fenced, double-gated, and has benches."

  • Thornbury Dog Park
    • Moreau Dog Park - located directly across the street from the Beaver Valley Community Centre and Arena.
      Karen V. says: "There is a very nice fully fenced dog park in Thornbury, Ontario (The Blue Mountains). It is located at 127 Alice Street - beside baseball diamond, skate park, and children's playground. A good sized grass area with double gated enclosure, doggie bags, benches, and water provided."

  • Thunder Bay Dog Parks
    - Off-leash areas in the City of Thunder Bay:
    • Former Ball Diamond / Port Arthur Stadium - Beverly Street and Winnipeg Avenue
      Intended for smaller dogs; fully-fenced.

    • Hillyard Lands - Carrick Street
      Approximately 75 metres wide by 500 metres long; bound by natural buffers and drainage ditches; located between Memorial Avenue and 8th Avenue.

  • Tillsonburg Dog Park
    • Dave Johnson Memorial Dog Park - 45 Hardy Avenue
      Yvonne R. says: "The Dave Johnson Memorial Dog Park is located in Memorial Park, just east of the Tillsonburg Community Centre. There is a large parking lot adjacent to the park. The park has woodchip substrate, picnic tables, poop bag dispensers, garbage cans, double entry gates, completely fenced in and has a smaller section for small dogs."

  • Timmins Dog Park
    • Riverview Off-Leash Dog Park - 30 Mattagami Blvd
      Rob M. says: "Riverview Dog Park is 2 acres, fully fenced in, bags supplied. This park is free to all open 24/7/365 days a year. There is parking for 40 cars."

  • Toronto Dog Parks      [Pet-friendly hotels in Toronto]

    - Dog Off-Leash Locations in the City of Toronto. Check park signage for designated areas and hours.
    • Allan Gardens (west end - fenced) - 160 Gerrard Street East
      Small-ish but pretty park. Fenced.
    • Barbara Hall Park (fenced) - 519 Church Street at Wellesley Street East
    • Bayview Arena Park (fenced) - 3230 Bayview Ave.
    • Beresford Park - 400 Beresford Ave.
    • Bickford Park - 400 Grace Street at Harbord Street

    • Botany Hill Park (fenced) - 277 Orton Park Rd.
    • Cassels Avenue Playground - 69 Cassels Avenue at Brookside Avenue
    • Cedarvale Park (fenced) - 1611 Bathurst Street at Lonsdale Road
    • Cherry Beach (fenced) - located at the foot of Cherry Street
    • Clarence Square (fenced) - 25 Clarence Square

    • Colonel Danforth Park (fenced) - 130 Old Kingston Rd.
    • Colonel Sam Smith Park - 1 Colonel Sam Smith Park Dr.
    • Coronation Park (fenced) - 711 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
    • Craigleigh Gardens - 160 South Drive.
    • David Crombie Park - 131 to 171 The Esplanade at Lower Sherbourne Street

    • Don Russell Memorial Park - Birmingham Street at Faustina Drive
    • Don Valley Brick Works (fenced) - 550 Bayview Avenue
    • Earl Bales Park (fenced) - 4169 Bathurst St.
      Kirill says: "Earl Bales Park is a great off-leash area, great group of people. Winter offers public golf course that is dog friendly."
    • Earlscourt Park (fenced) - 1200 Lansdowne Ave.
    • Frank Faubert Wood Lot (Hand of God Park) (fenced) - 185 Borough Drive

    • G. Ross Lord Park (fenced) - 4801 Dufferin St.
      Large open grassy area; fenced with two double-gated entrances/exits; benches.
    • Gerrard Carlaw Parkette (fenced) - 855 Gerrard St. E.
    • Greenwood Park (fenced) - 150 Greenwood Avenue at Dundas Street East
    • Hideaway Park (fenced) - 23 Audley Ave.
    • High Park (designated area, fenced) - 1873 Bloor Street West at Parkside Drive
      Designated off-leash trails; also has a fenced area with benches and a drinking fountain for your dog.

    • Hillcrest Park - 950 Davenport Road at Christie
    • Humber Bay Park West (fenced) - 2225 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
    • Linkwood Lane Park (fenced) - 10 Linkwood Lane
    • Kew Gardens (partially fenced; on the beach area delineated by the fencing) - 2075 Queen Street East at Lee Avenue
    • King's Mill Park - 1 Humber Valley Rd.

    • L'Amoreaux (fenced) - 1900 McNicoll Avenue
    • Marie Curtis Park (fenced) - 2 Forty Second Street, Lakeshore and Browns Line
    • Merrill Bridge Road Park - 1 East Lynn Ave.
    • Monarch Park - 115 Hanson Street at CNR tracks
    • Norwood Park (fenced) - 16 Norwood Road, Woodbine & Gerrard Street

    • Oakcrest Parkette - 30 Oakcrest Avenue at Woodbine Avenue
    • Orphan's Greenspace (fenced) - 51 Power St.
    • Park Drive Reservation Lands - 200 Park Drive at Mt. Pleasant Road
    • Ramsden Park - 215 Avenue Road
    • Riverdale Park East - 550 Broadview Ave

    • Riverdale Park West - 375 Sumach Street at Carlton Street, southeast of Riverdale Farm
    • Scarborough Heights Park (fenced) - 27 Fishleigh Drive
    • Sherwood Park (fenced) - 190 Sherwood Avenue
      Off-leash area lies within a fenced-off trail area. Please check posted signage.
    • Silver Birch Park - stretches from the foot of Silverbirch Ave. to the foot of Nursewood Rd.
    • Sir Casimir Gzowski Park (fenced) - 2001 Lakeshore Blvd. W.

    • Sir Winston Churchill Park (fenced) - 301 St. Clair Ave. W.
    • Sorauren Avenue Park (fenced) - 289 Sorauren Ave.
    • South Stanley Park (fenced) - 845 King Street West
    • Stan Wadlow Park (fenced) - 888 Cosburn Ave.
    • St. Andrew's Playground (fenced) - 450 Adelaide St. W.

    • Sunnybrook Park (fenced) - below the Sunnybrook Hospital
      Located on the west side of the West Don River.
    • Thomson Memorial Park (fenced) - 1005 Brimley Ave.
    • Thompson Street Parkette (fenced) - 120 Broadview Ave
    • Trinity Bellwoods Park - 790 Queen Street West at Shaw Street
      Popular park, can get very crowded! Note that the off-leash area is NOT fenced.
    • Vermont Square - 819 Palmerston Ave.

    • Warden Woods Park (fenced) - Pharmacy Ave.
    • Wildwood Crescent Playground (fenced) - 110 Wildwood Crescent
    • Withrow Park (fenced) - 725 Logan Avenue at Danforth Ave.
    • Woburn Park (fenced) - Woburn Park is located just east of Bathurst off of Cranbrooke Drive
      NW section of the park. Small, off-leash area is fenced and covered in gravel. Double-gated.
    • Wychwood Car Barns Park (fenced) - 76 Wychwood Ave
    • Yonge and York Mills (fenced)- 4070 Yonge St.
      Located near the GO / TTC parking lot. Double-gated, smaller park. Covered in a combination of grass and dirt (so can get muddy on wet days), and with lots of trees for shade.

  • Vaughan Dog Park
    • City of Vaughan Off-Leash Dog Park - located at Concord/Thornhill Regional Park, 299 Racco Parkway
      Jeff B. says: "Dog park located at Dufferin/Hwy 7 (Racco Parkway at end of Concord/Thornhill Sports Park). Two sections - 1 for large, 1 for small dogs, dog bags provided."

  • Wasaga Beach Dog Parks      [Pet-friendly hotels in Wasaga Beach]
    • Wasaga Beach Dog Park - beside the RecPlex at 1724 Mosley Street
      Jennifer S. says: "There is a dog beach and off leash area at Wasaga Beach, Ontario. Love these places and highly recommend them!"

    • Beachfront Dog Park - Beach Area #3

  • Waterloo Dog Parks      [Pet-friendly hotels in Waterloo]
    - see: Kitchener-Waterloo Dog Parks

  • Wiarton Dog Park      [Pet-friendly hotels in Wiarton]
    • Tayja's Doggy Park - 108 Division Street, at the Dan Davidson Ball Diamond
      Lisa O. says: "The Wiarton Dog Park is lcoated at the ball diamond near Howells Fish Market. It's fenced, bags are provided, there are treed areas, and a shaded gazebo with seating."

  • Windsor Dog Parks
    - Off-Leash Dog Parks within the City of Windsor:
    • Broadway Dog Park - Broadway Street between Linsell Street and Scotten Avenue
    • Ford Test Track Dog Park - 3001 Seminole Drive, north end of the park
    • Optimist Memorial Dog Park - 1075 Ypres Boulevard
    • Remington Booster Dog Park - 701 Edinborough Street

  • Woodstock Dog Parks
    - City of Woodstock Leash Free Parks:
    • Leash Free Park #1 - Henry St. between Butler St. and Finkle St.
      Fully-fenced 6.4 acres (2.6 ha); naturalization area; parking available.

    • Leash Free Park #2 - Roth Park (south shore of Pittock Lake)
      Fully-fenced 2.47 acres (1 ha); public washrooms (seasonal); parking available.

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