Thunder Bay's well-behaved canines and their owners can enjoy either of the City's Off-Leash Dog Parks. The off-leash dog areas are free of charge. Dogs must be over four months old and have a current City licence and rabies vaccination to use the park. The Animal Services By-law Officers do not have any authority to patrol these Parks.
This site was the former Ball Diamond south of Port Arthur Stadium on the corner of Beverly Street and Winnipeg Avenue. It is located directly behind the Port Arthur Stadium and beside the Community Auditorium. This site is completely fenced and is intended for smaller breeds.
The site is about 75 metres wide by 500 metres long and is bound by natural buffers and drainage ditches. To access the off-leash dog area, turn north off Central Avenue at Carrick Street – the park is located behind Kal Tire between Memorial Avenue and 8th Avenue.
For more information, call (807) 625-2351
Animal Services and the Parks Division are pleased to announce the appointment of Darby Klages as Coordinator for the Pets in the Park summer program which is currently underway. Throughout the summer, Darby will be visiting various city parks, off-leash dog areas and public events talking to pet owners about responsible pet ownership including leash requirements, cleaning up after pets and pet licensing. She will present 'Responsible Pet Owner' awards to pet owners that are seen complying with City by-laws.
The goal of the program is to promote responsible pet ownership in Thunder Bay so that both pet owners and non-pet owners can work together to make Thunder Bay a safe and health community for everyone.