On June 11, 2003 City Council approved the Leash Free Parks Program Policy for the City of Hamilton.
The City recognizes 2 types of Leash Free Parks:
Dog Parks are fenced facilities where residents have the opportunity to exercise their dogs off-leash within a controlled environment without being in contravention of municipal by-laws.
Free Running Areas are those areas, which have been set aside for residents to exercise their dogs off leash without being in contravention of municipal by-laws. These areas include designated parkland and public open spaces under the jurisdiction of the City of Hamilton.
Current Dog Parks locations are as follows:
|245 Dartnall Road|
Hill Street Park
13 Hill Street.
|Between Brant St. and Princess St. on West side, located behind the City of Hamilton's 330 Wentworth St. Operations Building. Time restrictions are Monday-Friday, 5pm to 11pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 6am to 11pm.|
Current Free Running Areas are as follows:
Little John Park
|110 Little John Road|
27 Chegwin Street
Located on Golf Links Road beside the Silvercity Theatres
The Leash Free Parks Program is funded through the sale of Dog Licenses. For every dog tag sold in the City of Hamilton, $1.00 is dedicated to the Leash Free Parks Program to help fund capital and operating costs.
There are no user fees for this program.
Anyone wanting to establish a Free-Running Area or Dog Park in their neighbourhood or community is required to submit a completed application form to the Public Works Department, Environmental Services Division, Parks and Cemeteries Section.
If you have any questions concerning the Leash Free Parks Program, you are encouraged to call our office at 905-546-2424 ext. 2738 for more details.
To report by-law infractions at the Leash Free Areas, please call 905-546-CITY (2489).