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Off-Leash Dog Areas

Please note:
Friday, June 6 the Shaughnessy off-leash dog park will be closed from 7:30am to 4pm for upgrade work (trail resurfacing for both enclosures and a new retaining wall is being built in the smaller enclosure). We apologize for any inconveniences. The work will take 3-4 days weather permitting. 

The Downtown Off-leash Dog Area and the Shaughnessy Off-leash Dog Park Area are the only public spaces in the City of Port Coquitlam where dogs may be off-leash. These areas are intended to diminish off-leash conflicts in other parks. For more information about the City’s leash laws, click here.Map - Downtown Dog Off-leash Area

Downtown Dog Off-leash Area

Location: Maple Street and Bury Avenue, downtown Port Coquitlam (map and directions)

Dawn to dusk
Access and Parking
The site can be accessed from the Traboulay PoCo Trail or Maple Street. Street parking is limited in the area; dog owners are encouraged to walk there from home or from the parking area in nearby Gates Park.

Features: Click for off-leash area rules.

Shaughnessy Park Dog Off-leash Area

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Dog off-Leash area drawing jpeg
3300-block of Shaughnessy Street, across from Chester Place 
(map and directions)

6 am to 11 pm

Click for off-leash area rules

Future Plans
The Parks and Recreation Department has recognized the need for additional off-leash areas in Port Coquitlam. Sites in Citadel Heights and in north-east Port Coquitlam are being considered for future off-leash areas as funds become available in the next few years.

Until further off-leash areas are developed, owners may face enforcement under the Animal Control Bylaw if they allow their dogs to go off-leash in any public space other than the two designated dog off-leash areas.

Rules for Humans:
Please note: You are liable for any injury or damage caused by your dog and are fully responsible for your dog’s actions.
Rules for Dogs (with help from your human):
Applicable Bylaws:
Public Works Division
Tel: 604-927-5496

Last Updated:6/9/2016 5:51:34 PM