Located at Lakeshore Rd. W and Lorne Park Rd (look for the Pioneer gas station at the corner of the intersection), the Jack Darling Memorial Park is a great place to bring our furry friends to play. To find the area where you’re allowed to let your dog roam leash-free, just turn right after entering the park.

Boasting 22 acres, The Jack Darling Memorial Park is one of the largest fully fenced off-leash dog parks in Ontario. A chain link fence surrounds the perimeter. The park has a couple of picnic tables to sit at if you need a rest from chasing after your pooch. There is also some shade provided by trees and a fully functional water station, if you or your dog need to cool down. The park is very open, providing a massive area and many hills for dogs to get some exercise.  The park also offers complimentary waste bags at the entrance, in case you forget yours at home.

During recent visits, we noticed a wide mix of dogs, both small (pugs, goldendoodles) and large (labs). There is a water treatment facility nearby, but we couldn’t detect a noticeable smell.

The off-leash area of the Jack Darling Memorial Park is free to use on your first visit, though they encourage you to purchase a voluntary membership of $10 per dog per year for one dog or $15 per dog per year for more than one dog for future visits. To purchase a membership, visit http://leashfreemississauga.ca.

The gates to the park open at 7am and close at 9pm, seven days a week. To learn more about the Jack Darling Memorial Park’s off-leash area, please visit http://www.jackdarling.com/dogpark.php.

If you would like to supplement your time spent in outdoor dog parks with an indoor off-leash experience, consider Dogtopia. We provide a fully supervised and safe environment where you can drop your dog off for a few hours or a full day. We also offer short-term and long-term boarding, as well as grooming services.