Dog Day Park


The Dorchester Dog Day Park is located at the Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Dorchester Dog Day Park Sponsorship Package
  • Dorchester Dog Day Park Sponsorship Application

  • $10,000.00 - Dog Park Sponsorship with Personalized Business Sign

  • $2,000.00 - Dog Park Bench with Personalized Plaque

  • $750.00 - "Leader of the Pack" - Name featured on Dog Park Sponsorship Sign

  • $500.00 - "Dog's Best Friend" - Name featured on Dog Park Sponsorship Sign

  • $100.00 - "Paw's Pals" - Name featured on Dog Park Sponsorship Sign


What is the dog day park?

Dogs are not allowed to run-at-large anywhere in Thames Centre. This means they must be on a leash when you are out for a walk or visiting a park.

"Dog Day Park" is designed to provide off-leash access within a specific municipal park to accommodate the needs of dog owners to exercise their pets when they wont be subject to the municipal animal control by-law.

Dogs can legally run off-leash only in the Dog Day Park.

Dog DAY Park Rules

  • Up to date vaccinations and license tags must be on the dogs collar at all times (Bordetella/Kennel Cough Vaccinations highly recommended)
  • Use the dog park at your own risk
  • Leash your dog while entering and exiting the park
  • Keep your dog within sight and under verbal control
  • Do not allow your dog to chase wildlife
  • No puppies under 4 months of age, female dogs in heat, sick, aggressive or out of control dogs allowed
  • No play toys, balls, dog treats or human food allowed at this park (any of the above could cause aggressive behaviour to occur)
  • Children must be supervised by an adult at all times
  • Unsupervised children under 14 years are not permitted at the park
  • Off-leash area users are subject to the dog owners' liability act
  • Fill holes if your dog digs
  • Pitbulls, are defined under the Ontario Law, must be muzzled and leashed at all times whether they are in an off leash park or not
  • Help keep the park clean and work as a group
  • You are responsible for your own children and their behaviour
  • Pick up after your dog
  • No glass containers allowed at the park. 


For Questions Contact:

Devon Brown

Job Title
Parks & Facilities Supervisor
Community Services & Facilities
ext. 703