Now that summer is in full swing you’re probably trying to figure out where to take your best friend out. No, we’re not talking about your childhood BFF. We’re talking man’s best friend, your dog! Here are some of the best dog parks in the 6ix, whether it’s for your puppy or older pup, we’ve got the best places to take all kinds of dogs out for a much-needed play day.
One of the more sizeable choices, Coronation is a beautiful and fenced off-leash dog park located on the waterfront. There are lots of picnic benches and Muskoka chairs on-site so that you can sit back and watch your favourite furry friend enjoy the company. You have direct access to the water so grab a few water toys and play some games of fetch. The Yacht Club is right there so you’ll get a great view of the boats while you have your pup run around for the day.
This beautiful little park in the heart of Old Toronto has a classic fountain in the centre. A golden dog bone even sits atop the newly revitalized fountain, so you know your dog will feel like royalty. This is not an exclusive dog park so you’ll find a ton of other people sitting and enjoying the sun and chill vibes here. The park is also notorious for its 27 dog statues so even though the park is open to everyone, the place is definitely booming with dog owners and dog lovers. This is a great spot to hang out on a hot summer day with your pup.
A great place to walk your dog, Cherry Beach offers an off-leash dog area where your dog can run and play all day. With access to the beachfront, you can play a good game of fetch in the water and both cool off in this summer heat. Some dog owners will advise that if your dog likes to go exploring that you keep a close eye since the space is so large. At the end of the day though, that’s what a dog park is made for, so sit back and relax while your favourite pup has a well-deserved day in the sun.
Dog owner’s love taking their pups to High Park’s off-leash dog area. There’s even a hill named Dog Hill so you know your sweet boy or girl has enough room to roam. There’s also running water inside the dog park area so that you don’t have to worry about packing enough for your energetic pup. Of course, don’t forget to bring some dog bags with you! Other than that, enjoy a beautiful day at High Park. This off-leash area is located right between Grenadier Restaurant and the High Park Zoo.
Trinity Bellwoods is definitely one of the more popular parks in Toronto. They also have an off-leash dog area, but make sure you have a dog who loves to socialize. Since the park is so popular, you’ll often run into lots of dogs of all ages, training levels, and sizes. If your pup is one who loves to get right in there and play with all the other dogs no matter their temperament, then definitely head over to Trinity for some fun in the sun with dogs and dog lovers alike.
Located in Toronto’s entertainment district, this cute park also has an off-leash dog area. There’s lots of room for your pup to run around and enjoy the summer days. Play fetch with one of their favourite dog toys, or just grab a stick and watch them enjoy the game au naturelle. Clarence Square is one cute and convenient park to bring your puppers this summer. Let the bonding days begin!
This cute little spot is located in the heart of Leslieville. With a water fountain, trees, and green grass, this is the perfect spot to take your smaller dog. The off-leash dog area is much smaller so I wouldn’t recommend bringing bigger dogs to this cute spot. It’s definitely a great hideaway from the busy streets of Leslieville so don’t be shy in checking this place out.
Located to the West of Ramsden Park in Rosedale, you’ll find this beautiful dog park. With more than just a fenced off-leash dog area to attract all dog owners alike, Ramsden Park also has a cute skate park area and an ice rink in the winters. Feel free to put the dog back on the leash and go for a leisurely jog around the trails at Ramsden, too. Enjoy all that summer has to offer and make the most of these warm sunny days.
Just Southeast of the Riverdale Farm, you’ll find a nice off-leash dog area. It has a quaint baseball diamond and a couple of grassy hills for your dog to run up and down. That’ll definitely tire them out in no time. Added bonus — the Riverdale Farm! You can bring your family along and even get to visiting a few of the animals. This off-leash dark park doubles as a fun summer’s day out for the whole family to enjoy.
This dog park, located just on the outskirts of the city in Etobicoke, is a beautiful spot to take your dog off leash. The summer really brings this lush spot to life with beautiful views of the water and great dog-walking areas for when you want to bring your pup back on the leash. Whatever your day looks like, Humber Park West will give you stunning greenery and fresh air by the waterfront. There are tons of spots where you can give your pup a rest and let them cool off in the water.
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