Dog Park

The Melville Off-Leash Dog Park is a recent addition to the city's recreation opportunities and was created to meet public requests for a safe space for their animals to play. The park is nestled in the Melville Regional Park amongst mature and new-growth forest. Dogs and their owners can enjoy amenities such as 6-foot chain-link fences and a secure double-gated entrance. Within the park, people can rest on the sturdy picnic tables or enjoy the 1200ft or .336km walking track around the perimeter. Finally, all guests will be able to stretch their legs playing fetch, tug, or chase in the 2 acres of open green grass.

When playing in the park, all dog owners are required to abide by the following rules to ensure everyone's safety:

  1. Dogs that show aggression towards people or other animals must be removed immediately from the park. 
  2. Dogs who exhibit a history of aggressive behavior will have their privileges revoked. 
  3. All dogs must be properly licensed, vaccinated, and wear a collar and ID tag at all times. 
  4. Dogs must be leashed prior to entering and leaving the facility. Owners should have a leash visible at all times.
  5. Owners must be in verbal control of their dog at all times to prevent aggressive control.
  6. Dogs must never be left unattended or out of sight. Owners will be legally responsible for damages or injuries inflicted by their dogs. 
  7. Owners are required to clean up and dispose of all waste left by their dog(s).
  8. Dogs in heat are not allowed. 
  9. Dogs must be at least four months old before entering the park.
  10. Off-leash dogs must stay inside posted dog park boundaries. 
  11. Children are not allowed within the dog run area without appropriate supervision. 
  12. Owners and visitors must comply with the posted rules and regulations. 
  13. Park hours are from dawn until dusk. 

LIABILITY: All users assume personal responsibility and liability. Enter at own risk. Owners resume responsibility for their animals. No unaccompanied minors. No children under the age of six-years-old.

To report an unattended dog, please call the by-law officer at 1-866-757-0988.