Off-leash Dog Parks
Dog owners in London have access to five off-leash parks to exercise and socialize with their pets. Off-leash areas are fenced or signed and included a fenced 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.
London’s newest off leash area is located within Campbell Memorial Park at 380 Dundas Street East. The dog area is 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 by Dundas Street and is completely covered in woodchips.
Caesars Off-leash Area
Located at 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, garbage container, and accessible benches at entrance gates. Please be considerate of other park users and leash your dog outside of the designated area
The dog area is dedicated to Police Service Dog Caesar who on February 14th1974 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
London’s third off-leash area is located within Greenway Park. The 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, bulleting board, and a portable toilet. Other activities in Greenway Park include soccer fields, a Saturn Playground, a picnic area with a viewing platform onto the Thames River, and a butterfly garden. Please be considerate of other park users and leash your dog when outside of the fenced area.
Pottersburg-FIDO Off-leash Area
London’s first off-leash area, and also the largest, is located within Pottersburg Park. It can be accessed from Hamilton Road at Gore Road. This off-leash area has a completely fenced section and an open section delineated by boundary signs. Both sections offer trails through naturalized areas. 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 leash your dog if you are using the paved Thames Valley Parkway outside of the designated area.
Stoney Creek Off-leash Area
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 through a naturalized area. 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. Please be considerate of wildlife and other park users and leash your dog when outside of the fenced area. This area is located in the floodplain and is subject to flooding.
Rules of the Off-leash Area
To make sure the off-leash parks are enjoyable for everyone, all users are required to respect the following rules:
- The off-leashed areas are Open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- All Dogs MUST have up to date vaccinations, rabies shots and license tags required
- Use the off-leash area 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 notify the City about garbage pick-up. Once a year, they organize a spring clean up in each of the park. They also organize various events throughout the year.
To report any maintenance concerns, vandalism, or misuse of the off-leash areas, please call the City of London:
- During office hours, 519-661-2500 Ext. 4570
- After hours and week-ends (emergencies only), 519-661-2500 Ext. 4965