Dog Park Rules


As a condition of entering the dog park, dog owners and custodians should read the Dog Park Rules and know the City of Greater Sudbury’s By-laws pertaining to the establishing and regulating Sudbury first Off-Leash Dog Park (OLDP). 

Here is a summary of the By-law relating to the use and acceptable behaviours of persons and dogs in the Dog Park

  • Use of a Dog Park is a privilege and not a right;
  • Dogs must have current year license and vaccinations to be leash free;
  • Owners/Guardians must stoop & scoop excrement left by dog;
  • Owners/Custodians must possess a leach for each dog in the park;
  • Dog must be attended at all times;
  • Maximum of 3 dogs per owner in the park;
  • Users must identify him or herself upon request by the By-Law Enforcement Officer;
  • Must abide by all authorized signage;
  • Exercise caution when giving treat or toy in the park;
  • Persons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a person over the age of 18.



  • Dog under 4 months of age;
  • Restricted dog;
  • Sporting activity (play or practice);
  • Breakable substance in the park (i.e. glass, china, ceramic, etc.);
  • No other animals permitted in the park;
  • No unhealthy or injured dogs in the park;
  • Dog in heat;
  • Dog demonstrating aggressive behaviour;
  • No digging and all holes must be filled-in.


Sources: City of Greater Sudbury’s By-Law 2012-145 and By-Law 2002-285.