Dog Day Afternoon: The Best off-leash dog parks in the neighbourhood

Life | Written on April 14, 2015

We’re known as dog lovers in Liberty Village. We take our pups to work, out on walks multiple times a day, hire dog walkers and even book them spa appointments. No matter how many times we take them out for a lap around the hood, Scruffy still has a need to run around and feel free. Luckily, we have a few off-leash dog parks in the area which you can bring your furry friend to so that he can do laps and befriend other dogs.


South Stanley Park—Just to the east of Liberty Village lies this mid-sized park. It features an enclosed off-leash area and plenty of green space. Play fetch with Fido as you take in the excellent unobstructed views of the city’s skyline. 890 King St. W.


Trinity Bellwoods dog bowl—There’s no denying we’re fans of this Queen West staple. We love laying out on a beach blanket in the park on a balmy summer days, and it seems like our dogs do too. The largest of this list, Trinity Bellwoods has a large unfenced dog bowl that’s located to the north west end of the park. With multiple terrains, the park features sand and grassy portions for whatever your pup prefers to feel between their paws. 790 Queen St. W.


Coronation Park—If you and your dog enjoy the lake breeze tousling your hair (or fur), this is the park for the both of you. Just south of Liberty Village, it’s where you’ll witness the land and water meet. Surrounded by a ring of maple trees and a proud, sturdy oak in the middle, they’re there to honour Canadian war veterans. Its off-leash area is smaller than the others’ mentioned so this park would be ideal for smaller pooches to make like-sized friends. 711 Lakeshore Blvd. W.


Planning on taking your pup to any of these nearby parks? Snap a photo and show us your playdate on Twitter at @liveinlibertyTO