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Off-Leash Dog Parks In KW

By Condo Culture

It’s going to be another gorgeous weekend so for the last day of Pet Week we are giving you all the deets on off-leash parks in KW. There are some great facilities to visit in the area but please remember to always follow proper pet etiquette (especially in off-leash areas) for the safety of you, your pet and others!   Here is a quick guide to off-leash park etiquette:

  • Take off your dog's leash as you enter the leash-free area
  • Do not bring food or toys
  • Leave puppies younger than four months, and aggressive and ill dogs at home (including dogs in heat)
  • Dogs older than seven months must be spayed or neutered
  • Kids under the age of 12 must come with an adult
  • Pick up dog waste and throw it out in the containers by the parking lot
  • Dogs must be licensed  and vaccinated
  • Stay close to your dogs so that you can control them   Now that you have the run down on pet politics, it’s time to discover some local parks!  

Bechtel Park - 185 Bridge St W

This giant five acre fenced area in North Waterloo is located at the corner of Bridge St and University Ave. It is open from sunrise to sunset and there is public parking on site.  

McLennan Park - 901 Ottawa St S

McLennan Park is a massive 39 acre park with tons of different activities. Within the park, close to the woodlot, you will find their leash-free enclosed area. Please note that the dog park is closed for maintenance every Tuesday from 10am – 2pm.  

Kiwanis Park - 1000 Kiwanis Park Drive

In addition to the famous lake-like pool in Kiwanis Park, they also offer a leash-free dog enclosure about 1 km from the pool and parking area. There is also easy access to the Walter Bean trail and Grand River if you’d prefer to take a scenic stroll with your pup on a leash.   And remember, our Pet Photo Contest ends on Sunday so you only have 3 more days to snap some prize worthy pet pics! Winners to be announced Tuesday June 7th.    


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