Leash-Free Areas in Burlington

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.

  • Please take a few moments to complete this short survey about Leash-Free Areas (also known as dog parks). Dog owners and non-dog owners are both encouraged to provide input into this survey.

    The survey objective is two-fold:

    • To educate the public on our current decision-making criteria when requesting a Leash-Free Area in the City
    • Gain insights from the community on this criteria and if any changes are suggested

    Please take a few moments to complete this short survey about Leash-Free Areas (also known as dog parks). Dog owners and non-dog owners are both encouraged to provide input into this survey.

    The survey objective is two-fold:

    • To educate the public on our current decision-making criteria when requesting a Leash-Free Area in the City
    • Gain insights from the community on this criteria and if any changes are suggested

    Take Survey