Creating a safe place for dogs to run and interact, in an off-leash venue which is an attractive community amenity for residents, newcomers and tourists.
The Town of Smiths Falls understands that dog parks are becoming an essential part of the fabric of urban cities and towns across Ontario and that residents of Smiths Falls have expressed a need for such a facility. The Town also understands that dog parks have become an essential element for residential attraction as well as tourist interest. Dogs parks offer an excellent place for dogs to become socialized which can reduce behaviour problems when they are walked on the streets in town paths.
As a result, the Town of Smiths Falls has allocated lands for the development of an off-leash dog park southeast of the Civitan Ball Diamond. The Town has also committed to operational support for the dog park.
The purpose of the Smiths Falls Off-Leash Dog Park Committee is for interested persons to help raise funds for capital costs of creating the dog park, to be involved in ongoing maintenance of a dog park and to research matters of interest and provide recommendations related to the creation and maintenance of a dog park.
Gleeson Park – Town of Smiths Falls Off Leash Dog Park Rules
(Located just off Old Slys Road, behind the Ball Diamonds and beside the Curling Club)
Park users and dog owners assume all risks related to using the Off Leash Dog Park.
This park is for the dogs and park rules must be followed for the safety and enjoyment of the dogs, owners and handlers.
All owners/handlers will be responsible for their dog’s behaviour under the Dog Owners Liability Act and the Town of Smiths Falls Animal Control By-Law No. 8126-2008
Town of Smiths Falls’ Animal Control Officer at 613-283-4124