Dog parks in Windsor

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All dogs need exercise and outdoor time in Ontario, but if you have a small backyard or no backyard at all, it can be difficult to provide needed exercise. On top of that, just playing in your backyard might not provide socialization skills that your dog can benefit from. A dog park is one of the best ways to ensure that your dog has the space they need to run around and play. Here are some dog parks in and around Windsor that will welcome you and your dog.

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1. Malden Dog Park

Drinking water available Off leash (519) 255-2489

Malden Park is a large 175-acre park that is exceptionally welcoming for all kinds of enjoyment. It offers the highest hill in Essex County, as well as various biking and cycling trails, and a Visitor Centre that can be rented out for events. The Malden Dog Park is one of the more widely enjoyed dog parks in the area, with a moderately sized area for dogs to enjoy regardless of size. When you’re done with the dog park, you can walk around the rest of the park with your dog on a leash.

2. Ford Test Track Dog Park

Drinking water available Off leash

Ford Test Track is one of the most popular local park venues for local sports. It’s a 59-acre park that has a whopping 18 different soccer fields, as well as a walking and running track. The location is popular for those who want to walk around a park, but the dog park is equally as popular for dog owners who are looking to let their dogs run around for a bit. While it is on the smaller side, it’s still a fun and enjoyable park experience for many local dog owners.

3. Tecumseh Dog Park

Drinking water available Off leash Dedicated areas Double entry and exit gates

One of the suburbs of Windsor, Tecumseh is very close to most residential areas in Windsor. This means that if you’re looking for a Windsor-based dog park, this is a great option. There are plenty of benches to sit and relax, as well as paved trails stretching throughout the park, making it more accessible for people who want to walk with their dogs. There are also separate areas for large and small dogs, allowing differently-sized dogs to enjoy themselves.

4. Optimist Dog Park

Drinking water available Off leash Dedicated areas Double entry and exit gates

The Optimist Memorial Park was established in 1925, offering more than 50 acres of parkland and boasting a bevy of beautiful trees, including red cedar, wild cherry, and wild crab apple, among others. Within it, you’ll find the Optimist Dog Park, an off-leash dog park with separate parks to accommodate large and small dogs. The park also offers picnic tables and shade, which is great for warmer days and for socializing with other dog owners.

5. LaSalle Community Dog Park

Dedicated areas Drinking water available Off leash

The LaSalle Community Dog Park is the primary park in the city of LaSalle, which is one of the suburbs of Windsor. That means it’s widely visited not only by LaSalle residents but also by locals from Windsor who are looking for a great dog park. There are two sections in this dog park, one for dogs under 25 pounds and one for dogs of all sizes. There is also a water fountain on-site in the warmer months, although it is removed during the cold winter months. Remember that your dog should have tags indicating vaccination and licensing status to visit the dog park.

Give your dog some space to play

If your dog has a lot of energy or just likes running around in general, a dog park is a great place to visit. Plus, you may also be able to socialize with other dog owners, which can be just as beneficial for you as it is for your dog. Before you visit a local dog park, however, it’s important that you prepare your dog for the process, as a completely unsocialized dog can be dangerous in a dog park. Book a virtual vet appointment with Vetster to get information from a veterinarian about preparing your dog for the dog park experience.

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