!haveDog parks are an important part of any dog’s upbringing, as they provide socialization, exercise, mental stimulation, and plenty of training opportunities.
Finding the right park can be challenging! Some are crowded, some can be dirty or dangerous, or maybe your dog just doesn’t “click” with it.
High Park, Trinity Bellwoods, and Cherry Beach are all great options but we wanted to give lesser known parks some appreciation.
So, we’ve decided to come up with a list of the unsung heroes of dog parks in Toronto:
1. Sherwood Park: 190 Sherwood Ave
Covered in trees that have been around for 150 years, Sherwood Park is an excellent place to have a picturesque stroll with your pup. This park features walking trails, and a large fenced-in off-leash area.
2. Coronation Park: 711 Lake Shore Blvd W
A great place for fresh air, as it is along the lake. This park is equipped with ball diamonds, picnic sites, and a dog drinking fountain. Better yet, it has an off-leash area for your pup to make new friends.
3. Colonel Samuel Smith Park: 3145 Lake Shore Blvd W
This park has a great scenic view, surrounded by trees and water. It’s also home to plenty of bird species and wildlife, which means lots of exciting scents for your dog.
4. Hideaway Park: 23 Audley Ave
While on the smaller side, this park is still an excellent place for your dog to meet other dogs in the neighbourhood.
5. Humber Bay West: 2225 Lake Shore Blvd W
Along a narrow strip jutting into Lake Ontario, this park has a spectacular view. Home to many species of birds and ducks, your dog will have a great time exploring the area.
6. St. Andrew’s Playground: 450 Adelaide St W
This historic newly renovated park is a great place for your dog to meet some new friends in the upgraded off-leash area.
7. Ramsden Park: 1020 Yonge St
A large, well-kept off-leash fenced in dog area is featured in this park. Dogs can run free and meet new friends from 7AM to 11PM every day of the week.
8. Monarch Park: 115 Felstead Ave
This park stretches 12-acres and features rolling hills and beautiful trees. Another key feature of this park is that it has a designated small dog zone!
If you and your dog plan on visiting any of these lovely parks, don’t forget to have proper park etiquette! Clean up after your dog, be respectful, pre-trained a good, trustworthy recall, and make your dog is comfortable meeting other dogs.