Off Leash Dog Parks

Picture of a brown dog outdoors

We are pleased to welcome the canine community to Greater Sudbury’s third off-leash dog park located in the South End, beside the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex. The South End Dog Park is the third of its kind in Greater Sudbury, adding to the complement of existing parks in Azilda and Minnow Lake.

Minnow Lake Dog Park

Location: the corner of Donna Drive and Second Avenue North. Entrance is on Second Avenue, just north of the cemetery.

Hours: Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Features: 

  • One fenced enclosure for small dogs (less than 25 lbs and less than 15 inches tall from the shoulder) 
  • One fenced enclosure for large dogs (25 plus lbs or over 15 inches tall from the shoulder)
  • Each enclosure has a double-gated entry/exit for safety
  • Garbage bins and portable washrooms on location

Azilda Dog Park

Location: 3878 Municipal Rd. 15 in Azilda

Hours: Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Features: 

  • One fenced enclosure for small dogs (less than 25 lbs and less than 15 inches tall from the shoulder) 
  • One fenced enclosure for large dogs (25 plus lbs or over 15 inches tall from the shoulder)
  • Each enclosure has a double-gated entry/exit for safety 
  • Garbage bins and portable washrooms 

South End Dog Park

Location: 235 Countryside Dr. in Sudbury, beside the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex

Hours: Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Features: 

  • One fenced enclosure for small dogs (less than 25 lbs and less than 15 inches tall from the shoulder) 
  • One fenced enclosure for large dogs (25 plus lbs or over 15 inches tall from the shoulder)
  • Each enclosure has a double-gated entry/exit for safety 
  • Garbage bins
  • Portable washrooms are currently unavailable due to COVID-19 guidelines, but will be on site at a later date.

Learn more about off-leash parks

Prior to exploring the potential of any new off-leash dog park, there must be evidence that an organized group of volunteers is committed to the project. Volunteer groups must enter into a written agreement with the City of Greater Sudbury to establish roles and responsibilities for both parties.

It is necessary to secure project funding prior to the advancement of any off-leash dog park in the City of Greater Sudbury.

Once a site meets the requirements for an off-leash dog park, residents are engaged and consulted on the site design. Public input provides an opportunity to address concerns about perceived noise and aesthetics.