Leash Free Dog Parks

The Town of Grimsby has three Leash Free Dog Parks available to residents. All dogs must have valid licence tags and up to date vaccinations. Owners are responsible for following all Dog Park rules shown below.

Steve McDonnell Leash-Free Dog Park 
Southward Park Leash-Free Dog Park
Oakes Road Dog Run

Dog park rules

Please see our dog park rules below. To ensure a safe space for all park users it is very important that dog owners have verbal control over their dog while in the park, and that they have confidence that the dog's behaviours are well suited for a leash-free dog park.

  • All dogs must have valid licence tags, up-to-date vaccinations and rabies shots
  • Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Use the off-leash area at your own risk
  • Leash your dog when entering and exiting the park
  • Keep your dog within sight and under your verbal control at all times
  • Clean up after your dog and do not permit your dog to dig holes
  • 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
  • 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 Owner's Liability Act

Report a dog park issue

To report any damages or concerns about the dog park, call 905-945-1288.

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