Off leash dog park

The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA offers the people and pups of our community the use of our off-leash park at 245 Dartnall Road in Hamilton.

The “top of the hill park” is a 1-hectare area privately owned by the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA. The natural 2-hectare area below is owned by the City of Hamilton. Our park is open daily but closes between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon each day so that our volunteers can exercise our shelter dogs.

Though HBSPCA off-leash park is privately owned, the area is governed by City of Hamilton by-laws. Please ensure you and your pet(s) are abiding by the rules and regulations below upon visiting the HBSPCA Off-Leash Park:

  • Dogs must be kept leashed until the off-leash area has been entered.
  • Dogs must be under voice control and are not allowed to disturb or chase people, or to destroy, dig up, or disturb flower beds, lawns, bushes or trees.
  • Poop n’ scoop is mandatory. All individuals must clean up after their dogs.
  • Dogs must be wearing up-to-date rabies and dog license tags.
  • Female dogs in heat and sick dogs are to be kept out of the off leash park.
  • Aggressive dogs are to be kept out of the off leash park. If a dog begins acting aggressively towards others (both people and other dogs), it must be leashed immediately and removed from the site.
  • No dog can be in the park without an adult human attendant at all times.
  • No more than two dogs may be brought into the park by an individual at the same time.
  • Glass containers, rawhide chews, dog toys and food (animal or human) are not permitted in the park.
  • Alcohol is not permitted in the off leash park.
  • Pinch (prong) and spike collars are not permitted in the park.
  • All children must be supervised by an adult at all times while in the park.
  • Professional dog trainers must not use the HBSPCA Off-Leash Park for the conduct of their business.
  • Dog owners are subject to Ontario’s Dog Owner’s Liability Act.
  • Patrons will use the HBSPCA Off-Leash Park at their own risk. The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA is not liable for any illnesses or injuries incurred as a result of using the HBSPCA Off-Leash Park.