Off-Leash Dog Areas

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.

Dog Waste Bins

In the City’s efforts to reduce dog waste from the garbage stream and regional landfills, Dog Waste only bins are located at 19 locations throughout the City. These bins will be emptied weekly and taken to a wastewater treatment plant for safe disposal. Please refer to the map below to find out where the new bins are located. We thank you for your cooperation in helping keep our city clean. Questions/concerns? email

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. Clean up after your dog and dispose of waste in designated containers.

  • Stay in the area and have a leash on hand at all times.
  • Keep dogs under firm voice and visual control at all times.
  • Maximum of three dogs per owner.
  • Children under age 12 must be with an adult.
  • No smoking or eating.
  • Use area at your own risk.

Rules for Dogs (with help from your human):

  • No digging
  • Try not to bark too much.
  • You must be at least 4 months old to play here.
  • You must have a dog license
  • You must have up-to-date vaccinations.
  • Be good! If you act aggressively, your owner must leash you and remove you from the area.
  • You can’t play here if you’ve been deemed aggressive under Animal Control Bylaw, 2009, No. 3670.

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.

Rules: Download off-leash area rules.


  • fencing around entire site
  • double-gated entry area
  • 0.3 acres in size
  • surfaced in wood chips
  • seating
  • signage

Shaughnessy Park Dog Off-leash Area

Location: 3300-block of Shaughnessy Street, across from Chester Place (map and directions)

6 am to 11 pm

Rules: Download off-leash area rules.


  • fencing around entire site
  • more than a half-hectare in size (more than an acre)
  • parking lot
  • double-gated entry area
  • enclosed area for small dogs with a 45-metre-long trail circuit
  • a 292-metre-long forested trail circuit
  • benches and picnic table
  • garbage receptacle for litter and dog waste
  • signage
  • water foundation (funded by user group)


Public Works Division
Tel: 604.927.5496