Leash-Free Areas in Burlington

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Consultation has concluded. A report is being generated and will be shared on this site when it is ready.

Dog on a leash

The City of Burlington wants to hear from residents about the current Leash-Free Area Criteria and the availability of Leash-Free Areas across the City.

It has been several years since the City has reviewed the criteria that help staff identify parks that are suitable for a Leash-Free Area. The current Leash-Free Area Criteria set out guidelines for:

  • Where Leash-Free Areas can be located
  • Minimum size requirements for leash-free areas
  • How the Leash-Free Areas are built

The City currently has three Leash-Free Areas located north of the QEW and a bylaw that requires all dogs be kept on-leash outside of designated Leash-Free Areas.

The City of Burlington wants to hear from residents about the current Leash-Free Area Criteria and the availability of Leash-Free Areas across the City.

It has been several years since the City has reviewed the criteria that help staff identify parks that are suitable for a Leash-Free Area. The current Leash-Free Area Criteria set out guidelines for:

  • Where Leash-Free Areas can be located
  • Minimum size requirements for leash-free areas
  • How the Leash-Free Areas are built

The City currently has three Leash-Free Areas located north of the QEW and a bylaw that requires all dogs be kept on-leash outside of designated Leash-Free Areas.

Consultation has concluded. A report is being generated and will be shared on this site when it is ready.
  • Leash-Free Application & Updated Website

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    4 months ago

    We are happy to announce the new online Leash-Free Application and updated website, burlington.ca/leashfree.

    Within the updated webpage, residents can find information on the locations of the existing leash-free areas, criteria for applying to create a new leash-free area, application link and off-leash dog etiquette.

    If you would like to submit an application for new Leash Free area, please review criteria and approval process for new leash free area in your neighborhood.

    If you have any questions about the process or requirements, please contact Rebecca Holmes, Recreation Planner at ext. 7351.

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    We are happy to announce the new online Leash-Free Application and updated website, burlington.ca/leashfree.

    Within the updated webpage, residents can find information on the locations of the existing leash-free areas, criteria for applying to create a new leash-free area, application link and off-leash dog etiquette.

    If you would like to submit an application for new Leash Free area, please review criteria and approval process for new leash free area in your neighborhood.

    If you have any questions about the process or requirements, please contact Rebecca Holmes, Recreation Planner at ext. 7351.






  • Proposed Changes to the Leash-Free Area Criteria Report - Dec 2. 2019, 9:30 a.m. - Council Chambers 2nd Level

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    6 months ago

    Read the report, read Appendix A, read Appendix B.


    if you wish to speak to council on this item, you must register to delegate. Register by 12:00 noon on Nov 29th.

    Read the report, read Appendix A, read Appendix B.


    if you wish to speak to council on this item, you must register to delegate. Register by 12:00 noon on Nov 29th.