Dog Parks

The dog park is a place where pet owners can take their dogs to run free without a leash. Off-leash does not mean “out of control” and only applies to the specific, designated area. Pet owners must also be on-site for the duration of the visit and abide by the off-leash area etiquette.

On this page:
1. Locations
2. Dog Park Etiquette
3. Dog Licences


The Town operates two enclosed, off-leash dog parks. They are located at Moreau Park in Thornbury, and at Heritage Park in Craigleith. 

Dog Park Etiquette

  • Dogs must be licensed;
  • Properly clean-up and dispose of your dog’s waste;
  • Handlers must have a leash with them for each dog;
  • Dogs must be under the control of and within sight of their handlers at all times;
  • Owners are personally liable for any damage or injury inflicted by their dogs;
  • Please ensure that all dogs are leashed before leaving the off-leash area.

Dog Licences

If you are a new or existing dog owner, you must register your pet with the Animal Control Officer on or before March 15 every year. Owners must pay the dedicated fee and secure a metal dog tag showing the serial number and year of issue.

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