Dogs In Parks

Dogs Off-Leash Areas
Dogs Off-Leash UpdateThe designation of dogs off-leash areas is an initiative by the City of Richmond and the Richmond Animal Protection Society (RAPS), in consultation with the community, to provide areas where responsible owners may exercise their dogs on or off-leash.

Responsible Owners

  • Dogs must be kept under control by their owners at all times.
  • Stoop and Scoop: clean up after your dog.
  • Dog owners must carry a leash at all times.
  • All dogs must be currently and visibly licensed.
  • Dog owners must maintain effective verbal control of their dogs and always be able to see their dog when off the leash.
  • Any dog exhibiting aggressive behaviour must be leashed immediately.

Dog licenses can be purchased online, by phone or in person at Richmond City Hall. For more information, please call our Community Bylaws staff at 604-247-4630 or email

To report animal cruelty, please contact the BC SPCA at 604-879-7343.

Designated Dogs Off-Leash Locations
The following locations are available for Off-Leash activities:

    • McDonald Beach Park
    • Steveston Community Park - beside the fenced baseball diamond
    • No. 3 Road Waterfront Park - South foot of No. 3 Road along South Dyke Trail
    • Woodwards Slough
    • Shell Road and Horseshoe Slough Trails
    • East Richmond/Hamilton Area - along Thompson Road
    • McCallan Park
    • Corner of Elmbridge Way and Alderbridge Road
    • Garden City Park - along Granville Avenue, near parking area
    • South Arm Community Park
Dog Off-Leash Map & Brochure
For a complete, updated map showing designated off-leash locations, please view the PDF below and print a copy to keep in your car for quick reference to the Dogs Off-Leash areas near you.

PDF Dog Off-Leash Areas Brochure