A new 3,300 m2 off-leash area (OLA) with a small dog area and a large dog area is coming to Parkway Forest Park. The new OLA will be located in the southwest area of the park, be the approximate size of a baseball diamond field and include a small dog area, a big dog area, a bottle filling station, shade structure, cluster seating and benches.

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  • October 2022: Community engagement
  • Fall 2023 to Winter 2023: Detailed design
  • March 2024: Hire a construction team
  • Spring 2024: Construction starts
  • Fall 2024: Construction complete, off-leash area opens

The timeline is subject to change.

October 2023

The design of the new off-leash area was finalized and submitted for permit applications.

October 2022

Virtual Public Meeting

On October 19, 2022, a group of invited community stakeholders attended a meeting to learn about the proposed design for a new off-leash dog area in Parkway Forest Park.

Download the meeting summary.

The design for the new off-leash area showing an aerial of the park with numbered labels for the features and amenities. From the bottom right corner to the top left corner the off-leash area includes a new gate around the permitter, a small dog area on the right with new benches on a concrete pad, and a large dog area on the left, new benches on a concrete pad closest to Forest Manor Road.

  1. Forest Manor Public School parking lot
  2. New three-meter wide asphalt pathway
  3. New maintenance gate
  4. New shade structure on concrete with seating
  5. New pedestrian gate
  6. New coniferous tree planting (12 total)
  7. Existing trees
  8. Large dog area
  9. New 1.5-meter tall wood fence with wire mesh
  10. Small dog area
  11. New benches on concrete pad (eight total)
  12. New deciduous tree planting (12 total)
  13. New grassed berm
  14. Existing playground
  15. New bottle filler station
  16. Service area