Dog Parks


Thames Centre Dog Parks Are Open All Year Round.

Dog parks are a place where your dogs can run around, meet new friends and enjoy the outdoors. As a pet owner, it’s your responsibility to keep these areas safe for everyone.

Parents and caregivers should be mindful of their child’s safety when entering off-leash areas. Children should be closely supervised and should refrain from interacting with other dogs. Many dogs are not used to socializing with young children and it’s important to respect their space.


Thames Centre offers two dog parks located at:

  • Dorchester Dog Park – 3245 Hamilton Road (Outdoor Recreation Complex)
  • Thorndale Dog Park – 21668 Nissouri Road


Park Rules

  • These dog parks are open from dawn to dusk all week long.
  • Up to date vaccinations and license tags, must be on the dog collar at all times
  • Keep your dog in sight and under verbal control
  • Do not let your dog chase wildlife
  • No puppies under 4 months of age, female dogs in heat, sick or aggressive dogs
  • Users are subject to the Dog Owners’ Liability Act, R.S.O 1990
  • 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
  • Pick up after your dog
  • Leash your dog while entering and exiting the park
  • No glass containers allowed at the park


For Questions Contact:

Devon Brown

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