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Off-Leash Dog Park

Dog Park Pic


There is no fee to use the park.  While it is located on City owned property, the off-leash dog park was established, and is operated by the Peterborough Dog Club (PDC), an incorporated not for profit organization.

Available Parking

Parking is available at Beavermead Park at all times.

Parking is also available at Peterborough Utilities parking lot when their office is closed. Dog Park users cannot use the Utilities lot during the following hours:
From 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday
From 6:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday
Crossing Ashburnham Drive - There is a signalized cross walk where the multi use trail meets Ashburnham Drive, by the Peterborough Utilities parking lot. This provides a means for pedestrians to safely cross Ashburnham Drive. 

Terms of Use

Those using the off-leash dog park must abide by the following terms of use:

  • All persons using the Dog Park do so at their own risk
  • Park will be used during daylight hours only
  • All dog owners are subject to the Dog Owner's Liability Act and to applicable City of Peterborough by-laws
  • All dogs must have valid dog licence tags
  • Limit of 3 dogs per care provider
  • Professional dog trainers or walkers are not permitted to use the park to conduct their business
  • All dogs must have all annual shots up to date (including Rabies and Bordatella)
  • Dogs who are ill or under the age of 6 months are not permitted in the park
  • All dog owners must pick up their dog's waste using their own bags or those supplied in the dog park
  • All dogs must be spayed or neutered
  • Aggressive dogs must be removed from the park immediately
  • All dogs must be under voice control
  • All owners must carry a leash for their dogs in order to gain control, if needed
  • Children under 14 years must be supervised by an adult
  • Dogs that bark excessively must leave the park
  • Glass containers, dog toys, and food (animal or human) are not permitted in the park
  • Prong or spike collars are not permitted on dogs in the park

By-Law Enforcement - 705-745-7676 x 202 or 204


The off-leash dog park is located along the south side of the  Willow Creek Trail, within Farmcrest Park (1900 Ashburnham Drive). Entrance to Farmcrest Park is directly across from the Peterborough Utilities parking lot. The off leash dog park is approximately 375 metres from Ashburnham Drive.

Dog Park Map