The intent of the rules and regulations are to provide clear guidelines for off-leash dog areas users. Rules and regulations do not include off-leash areas etiquette which shall be developed in collaboration with the Committee and promoted with the users of off-leash areas. Rules and regulations signage with hours of operations and emergency contact numbers shall be posted at the entrance of each off-leash area:

  1. Poop n' scoop is mandatory;
  2. Dogs must be kept on-leash until inside the double gated area;
  3. Dog owners and handlers are subject to Ontario Dog Owner's Liability Act and the City of Kingston Animal Control Bylaw;
  4. Park users and dog owners assume all risks related to off-leash dog area usage;
  5. Owners must have dog tags indicating that their dog has been vaccinated and the dog is currently licensed;
  6. Dogs must be removed by owner or handler from the off-leash dog area if dogs are in heat (female), sick or aggressive;
  7. No more than two dogs may be brought into the off-leash dog area by an individual at the same time;
  8. All children under 12 years of age must be supervised by an adult attendant while inside the off-leash dog area;
  9. No food (this applies to both the human and canine variety), is permitted in the off-leash dog area;
  10. Off-leash areas are smoke free areas;
  11. Choke, spike, chain or pinch collars are not allowed in off-leash area;
  12. Dogs must be under control;
  13. Professional dog trainers are not permitted to use the off-leash areas to conduct their business;
  14. All pit bulls must be muzzled.