Off Leash Dog Areas

Things you may not know about keeping your dog leashed

  • Unleashed dogs, especially small ones, can be prey for predators such as coyotes or eagles;
  • Unleashed dogs can pick up diseases through contact with other animals and birds or their feces;
  • You may know you can control your dog if it's off leash BUT can you control another dog which your dog may approach, or may approach your dog;
  • Leashing is a good practise for preventing fights with other dogs;
  • If your dog harms someone you may be personally liable.

Mundy Park Enhancements to Benefit Park Users

Mundy Park is a Coquitlam jewel with 400 acres of urban forest dedicated for the public’s use and enjoyment.

Recognizing the need to balance the needs of various park users, the City of Coquitlam developed a Forest Management Plan for the park that was adopted by Council in June 2015.

As part of the public consultation process for the Forest Management Plan, the City received many comments from the public on dog conflicts in Mundy Park, and how these conflicts were impacting public enjoyment.

As such, Council recently approved a multi-pronged approach, to help manage these conflicts and achieve a better balance for all park users. This includes: 

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  • Increased Bylaw Enforcement

  • Trail Enhancements and New Separate Trails

The total cost for all of these improvements – including the overall trail system improvements, the “No Dogs / Nature Trail Loop” and the Dog Off-Leash Loop is $175,000.

It is anticipated that construction on the new trails will begin later in 2015. City staff will also hold information sessions in the park to help users understand the changes.

To find out more about the Mundy Park Forest Management Plan, visit coquitlam.ca/mundy.

Bramble Park – 2775 Panorama Drive

Bramble Park is a fenced off leash dog area situated just south of Bramble Park under the Hydro Right of Way, between Panorama Drive and David Avenue.

  • Open daily, dawn to dusk;
  • Dogs may be unleashed inside the compound;
  • Dog owners are responsible for their dog's behaviour;
  • Dog owners must maintain control of their dogs at all times;
  • Dogs defined as "aggressive" or "vicious" in the Animal Care and Control Bylaw are prohibited from being off-leash;
  • Dog owners are responsible for the safe disposal of dog waste;
  • Dogs must not chase or disturb wildlife.

Glen Park – 1149 Westwood Street

Glen Park off leash dog area has a fenced natural area with large trees and separate sections for large or small dogs. The site can be accessed from either Westwood or Pipeline streets, with parking available off Westwood Street.

  • Open daily, dawn to dusk;
  • Maximum three dogs per person is allowed in the off-leash area, owners are responsible and liable for their dogs at all times;
  • Please avoid bringing toys and food to the off-leash area when other dogs are present;
  • Dogs defined as "aggressive" or "vicious" in the Animal Care and Control Bylaw are prohibited from being off-leash;
  • Please pick up after your dog and fill in any holes your dog digs to ensure a clean and safe play area;
  • A valid license and current vaccination are required to help keep dogs safe and healthy.

Leigh Park – 1254 Soball Street

Leigh Park has a designated dog off-leash area for both large and small dogs.

  • Open daily, dawn to dusk; 
  • Dog owners are responsible for their dog's behaviour
  • Dog owners must maintain control of their dogs at all times;
  • Dogs defined as "aggressive" or "vicious" in the Animal Care and Control Bylaw are prohibited from being off-leash;
  • Dog owners are responsible for the safe disposal of dog waste;
  • Dogs must not chase or disturb wildlife.

Leigh Park Dog Park – Construction Update

Dogs and their owners who visit Leigh Park dog park are advised that remediation work is about to begin. Construction begins Monday, July 10 and is expected to last approximately two weeks. The work will include additional drainage as well as grading of the surface of the dog park. Please note the park will remain open during construction.

The work became necessary after this winter’s extreme weather eroded part of the surface. It is anticipated that improved drainage will mitigate future problems.​

Miller Park – 870 Oakview Street

Miller Park off leash dog area is situated on the eastern portion of Miller Park.

  • Open daily, dawn to dusk;
  • Off-Leash Dogs are prohibited from entering ravine/watercourse or sportsfield areas;
  • Dog owners are responsible for their dog's behaviour;
  • Dog owners must maintain control of their dogs at all times;
  • Dogs defined as "aggressive" or "vicious" in the Animal Care and Control Bylaw are prohibited from being off-leash;
  • Dog owners are responsible for the safe disposal of dog waste;
  • Dogs must not chase or disturb wildlife.

Mundy Park – 501 Mariner Way

Fenced, off-leash site on the west side of Mariner Way in the hydro right-of-way, south of the Chilko Drive parking area. This site has a dedicated fenced area for large dogs and a separate similar fenced area for small dogs.

Access to the fenced areas is managed by a double gate system. The site is approximately a 3 to 5 minute walk from the Chilko parking area along an ashphalt pathway.

Off-Leash Fenced Area

  • Fenced off-leash area is open daily, dawn to dusk;
  • Maximum of three dogs per person is allowed in the off-leash area, owners are responsible and liable for their dogs at all times;
  • Please avoid bringing toys and food to the off-leash area when other dogs are present;
  • Dogs defined as "aggressive" or "vicious" in the Animal Care and Control Bylaw are prohibited from being off-leash;
  • Please pick up after your dog and fill in any holes your dog digs to ensure a clean and safe play area;
  • A valid license and current vaccination are required to help keep dogs safe and healthy;

Off-leash Trails

Dog are permitted to run off-leash from dawn to 10:00 a.m. daily and must remain on trails. Dogs must be on leash after 10:00 a.m. in all areas of the park.

  • Daily, dawn to 10:00 a.m. on designated trails only. Dogs must be on leash after 10:00 a.m. in all areas of the park.
  • Dogs must remain on the trails at all times;
  • Dog owners are responsible for their dog's behaviour;
  • Dog owners must maintain control of their dogs at all times;
  • Dogs defined as "aggressive" or "vicious" in the Animal Care and Control Bylaw are prohibited from being off-leash;
  • Dog owners are responsible for the safe disposal of dag waste;
  • Dogs must not chase or disturb wildlife.

Ridge Park

  • Dawn - Dusk Daily
  • Dogs are prohibited from entering any watercourse;
  • Dog owners are responsible for their dogs behaviour;
  • Dog owners must maintain control of dogs at all times and stay on the trails;
  • Dogs defined as "aggressive" or "vicious" in the Animal Care and Control Bylaw are prohibited from being off-leash;
  • Dog owners are responsible for the safe disposal of dog waste;
  • Dogs must not chase or disturb wildlife.


Coquitlam Animal Shelter

Phone: 604-927-7387 (604-927-PETS)
Fax: 604-927-7388
Email: animalshelter@coquitlam.ca
500 Mariner Way, Coquitlam, B.C. V3K 7B6
(Turn West off Mariner Way on Service Centre Driveway, just North of Austin Avenue)

Coquitlam Bylaw & Animal Services

Phone: 604-927-7387
Fax: 604-927-7388
Email: bylaw_enforcement@coquitlam.ca