Leash-Free Dog Parks

Leash-free dog parks are fully fenced areas where owners are allowed to have up to two dogs off-leash at a time. They are self-funded by dog walking groups and operate year round, seven days a week from dawn to dusk. Search the Leash-Free Dog Parks map for location details.

Outside of leash-free areas, the requirements of the dog control by-law must be met at all times:

  • Dogs must be on a leash
  • Dogs must wear an up-to-date Town of Oakville license tag
  • Owners must "stoop and scoop" their dog's waste
  • Owners must maintain control at all times — other dogs and people may not appreciate your dog approaching them

Visit the town's by-laws web page for by-laws relating to dogs (licensing, biting, dogs at large).

Dogs are not permitted in the following areas under any circumstances:

  • The sand base surrounding or beneath playground equipment
  • Tennis courts
  • Spray pads
  • Floral gardens
  • Cemeteries
  • Sports fields
  • Garden plots