The City's dog parks are available to help exercise and socialize your dog off leash.
The City has six dog park locations. Quidi Vidi and Bidgoods Park (Goulds) have two parks - one for small dogs and one for large dogs. Mundy Pond, Waterford Valley and Shea Heights locations have large dog parks. The Humane Services dog park is for small dogs.
Please ensure you follow all rules as outlined at the parks. Owners are not permitted to run their dogs on school grounds, sports fields, cemeteries, playgrounds or swimming areas.
- Owners who use the parks, do so at their own risk. The City of St. John’s shall not be liable for any injury or damage caused by any dog or owner in the off leash area. Owners are legally responsible for any injury caused by their dogs.
- Dogs must be licensed with the City of St. John’s. Licenses can be obtained at Humane Services, City Hall and veterinary hospitals.
- Close gate when entering and leaving the off leash area.
- Dogs must be on leash until inside the fenced in area and leashed again before leaving the area.
- Dogs should be off leash while inside the fenced in area. This should be neutral territory.
- It is recommended your pet be spayed or neutered.
- Dogs in heat are not permitted to enter.
- Dogs should be up to date on all vaccinations.
- Remove any halters or link collars. In tumble play they could cause injury.
- Owners must clean up after their dogs.
- Food or drink in glass containers is not permitted.
- Never leave your dog unattended, mischief can happen quickly.
- If your dog becomes unruly or plays rough, leash your dog and leave the park or immediately use proper restraints (i.e. muzzle).
- Do not let your dog dig holes. If they do please fill them.
- Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Never bring more dogs than you can watch – maximum of three dogs per person.
Why can't I use my neighbourhood park to run my dog?
Running your dog on school grounds, sports fields, playgrounds, and other fenced public areas that are intended for human recreation actually can pose a great public health risk. Even if pet owners pick up their dog’s feces, the grass is left contaminated with fecal material (bacteria and parasites), and just a couple of dogs visiting the same field on a regular basis can contaminate an entire field in a short period of time. These fields are then being used by people who sit and play on the same contaminated grass, the most concerning of which are children with developing immune systems.
For additional information please visit Access St. John's
Where 311 is unavailable, call 709-754-CITY (2489)
Call Humane Services 576-6126
Monday-Friday Noon – 4 PM, Sat-Sun 3-5 PM