Local Off-Leash Dog Area Strategy

The City of Vaughan recognizes the value local off-leash dog areas bring to dogs and their families. In June 2021, Council endorsed the Local Off-Leash Dog Area Strategy (PDF), which identified a need to find spaces for pets to safely roam free. 

Three dogs running around an off-leash dog area.

A new off-leash dog area is open in Vaughan!

The City of Vaughan welcomes another local off-leash dog area for you and your furry friends to enjoy! The newest off-leash dog park is now open in Woodbridge, located within Giovanni Caboto Park at 75 Matthew Dr. The area welcomes dogs of all sizes, with separate spaces for large and small breeds. New fencing, signage, pathway connections, site furniture, equipment, amenities, rules of use signage and garbage bins have been installed.


For additional details about the new local and primary off-leash areas coming to your community, please visit the Project Updates webpage, just click on the icon at the bottom of this page.  


Looking to visit an off-leash dog area in Vaughan?

The following locations are open to the public: 

  • Concord/Thornhill Regional Park, located at 299 Racco Pkwy. 

  • Giovanni Caboto Park, located at 75 Matthew Dr. 

  • Legion Park, located at 70 Legion Court Rd. 

  • Mackenzie Glen District Park, located at 220 Cranston Park Ave. 

  • Matthew Park, located at 1 Villa Royale Ave. 

  • Sugarbush Heritage Park, located at 91 Thornhill Woods Dr. 


Keep off-leash areas safe 

All off-leash dog areas in Vaughan are secured, fenced-in spaces where dogs and their families can get exercise outdoors, socialize and roam free – safely. Each of the City’s off-leash areas has a locked gate and is accessible only to those who want to enter.


This fenced area is always separated from playgrounds and other park facilities. These spaces enable dogs, their families and park visitors to safely co-exist and enjoy all that Vaughan’s outdoor amenities have to offer. To learn more about off-leash dog area safety and etiquette, watch this video



Contact Information

Parks Infrastructure, Planning and Development

Vaughan City Hall, Level 300
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1