Off-leash dog parks

The City maintains five off-leash parks in London. All off-leash areas are equipped with signs or are fenced off. Four off-leash areas have a fenced off area for smaller dogs. These facilities are open year-round, from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. (or dusk). Every user is responsible to clean up after their pet.


List of off-leash dog parks

Park

Location

Description

Campbell Memorial Park Dog Off-Leash Area

Campbell Memorial Park  

Located in Campbell Memorial Park at 380 Dundas Street East, this off-leash area can be accessed by foot from Dundas Street.  It is completely fenced with chainlink fence, has a secure double gate entrance, a garbage container at the park entrance and is completely covered in woodchips.

Caesars Off-Leash Area

941 Commissioners Road East

The dog area can be accessed from Commissioners Road while travelling east from Adelaide Street. This off-leash area is completely fenced with a large and a small dog area. Site amenities include parking, double-gated entrances, a garbage container and accessible benches.

 

The dog area is dedicated to Police Service Dog Caesar who, on February 14, 1974, with his handler Constable Robert Merrimen Sr., responded to a violent domestic dispute at a hotel.  Caesar was tragically shot and killed in the line of duty while attempting to apprehend the armed and dangerous suspect and trying to protect his handler and fellow officers.

Greenway Off-Leash Area

Greenway Park

This off-leash area can be accessed from Greenside Avenue off of Springbank Drive. Greenside Avenue makes a bend to the left, towards the Greenway Pollution Control Plant (PCP). Make a right before the PCP, carefully follow the driveway along the river and the off-leash area will be on your left just after the PCP. This off-leash area is completely fenced and offers an open area and trails through a naturalized area. There is also an area for small dogs, with a separate entrance and parking lot. Site amenities include parking, double-gated entrances, garbage containers, benches, rules sign, bulletin board and a portable toilet.

Pottersburg-FIDO Off-Leash Dog Area

Pottersburg Park

Pottersbrug-FIDO off-leash dog area, London’s largest off-leash area, can be accessed from Hamilton Road at Gore Road. This off-leash area has a fenced off area and an open section delineated by boundary signs, which both have trails. There is also a separate area for small dogs. Site amenities include parking, double-gated entrances, garbage container, picnic tables and benches, rules sign, bulletin board, and portable toilet. Please be considerate of other park users and wildlife and leash your dog outside of the designated area.

Stoney Creek Off-Leash Area 

Stoney Creek Meadow

London’s second largest off-leash area is located within Stoney Creek Meadows, on Adelaide Street North at Windermere Road. Surrounded by trees and meadows, this off-leash area is completely fenced and offers an open area and trails. There is also an area for small dogs, with a separate entrance from the parking lot. Site amenities include parking, double-gated entrances, garbage containers, benches, rules sign, bulletin board and a portable toilet.

To report any maintenance concerns, vandalism or misuse of the off-leash areas, please call 519-661-4570 from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. or 519-661-4965 on nights and weekends.

Please be considerate of other park users and wildlife and leash your dog outside of the designated area.

 

Off-leash area rules

To make sure everyone can enjoy off-leash parks, all users must respect the following rules:

  • The off-leash areas are open and can be accessed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • All Dogs must have up-to date-vaccinations.
  • License tags are required.
  • Use of these areas is at your own risk.
  • Leash your dog while entering and exiting.
  • Keep your dog within sight and under verbal control.
  • Clean up after your dog.
  • Do not allow your dog to chase wildlife.
  • No puppies under 4 months, female dogs in heat, sick dogs or aggressive dogs.
  • Dogs required by law to be leashed and muzzled must remain so while in the off-leash area.
  • No glass containers, food or toys.
  • Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Parents are advised this site is not suitable for young children.
  • Off-leash area users are subject to the Dog Owners’ Liability Act
London Dog Owners Association

The London Dog Owners Association (LDOA) is our community partner in developing new off-leash areas and taking care of the existing dog parks. Their Watch Dog team of dedicated volunteers keeps an eye on what goes on in the parks, whether it is to remind users of the rules or to notify the City of garbage pick-up. Once a year, LDOA organizes a spring clean-up in each of the parks. They also organize various events throughout the year.

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Last modified:Friday, September 11, 2020