GUIDE TO LOCAL DOG PARKS: MAPLE RIDGE
Maple Ridge has many dog-friendly parks, trails, and beaches. If you’re hoping to explore dog parks in Maple Ridge with your loyal companion, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of our favourite parks in the area along with a few highlights of each place.
JERRY SULINA PARK (MAPLE RIDGE, BC)
Jerry Sulina Park is one of the most loved dog walking spots in Maple Ridge. There are only a handful of off-leash parks in the area, but this one doesn’t disappoint. Your dog will love all of the space to run around, particularly in the tall grass. There’s water access, too, if your furry friend enjoys swimming or needs to take a quick dip to cool down. Take your time wandering the trails and soaking in the sun on a summer day, or keep your feet dry on the gravel paths during the wet months.
ALBION FAIRGROUNDS (MAPLE RIDGE, BC)
Popular with dog walkers, you’ll find everything you need to keep your pooch happy at the Albion Fairgrounds. The off-leash area is complete with a space reserved for small dogs only. This park is perfectly comfortable with parking, benches, and even picnic tables, so plan to stay for a couple of hours to get some fresh air and enjoy a bite to eat outdoors. Your dog will have a blast taking advantage of the large, open space where they can run around.
MAPLE RIDGE UPPER PARK (MAPLE RIDGE, BC)
You’ll find Maple Ridge Upper Park is a popular place for sitting in the bleachers and watching a game at the baseball diamond. When there’s not a game happening, it’s also a good spot for walking your dogs. Head over to the off-leash area where your dog can roam freely and play to their heart’s content. This park has the basic amenities, including public washrooms.
WESTVIEW PARK (MAPLE RIDGE, BC)
You can walk the trails at Westview Park with your whole family. There are benches for a quick rest along the way, as well as a playground for children to enjoy. Exercise is great for helping not only your kids burn off energy, but your dog too. After all, a tired dog is a happy dog – and they’re likely to be less destructive and prone to boredom after a lengthy walk or run.
VOLKER PARK (MAPLE RIDGE, BC)
Unfortunately, Volker Park has had its fair share of difficulties with dogs, and the off-leash area is no longer open. That doesn’t mean it’s not a nice place to visit if you’re looking for a different park to check out with your dog. Just remember, as in all parks, it’s important to be respectful to the neighbours in surrounding homes, as well as other occupants of the space.
GOLDEN EARS PROVINCIAL PARK / ALOUETTE LAKE (MAPLE RIDGE, BC)
Golden Ears Provincial Park has plenty to offer. Explore the many trails, or head over to Alouette Lake on a warm afternoon. Dogs must be kept on-leash, but they’re welcome to visit particular areas. You’ll find sandy beaches, beautiful views, and comfortable picnic tables near the lake. We recommend heading to North Beach to take advantage of the sandy, dog-friendly area.
KANAKA CREEK REGIONAL PARK (MAPLE RIDGE, BC)
Leashes are required at Kanaka Creek Regional Park, but don’t let that hold you back from venturing around this incredible park. Best known for its picturesque waterfalls, you can’t miss this unique destination for walking your dog. There are also sandstone cliffs and magnificent trees to marvel at, so you may wish to bring along your camera. After your walk, take a break in the picnic area – there’s even a fire pit available.
MEMORIAL PEACE PARK (MAPLE RIDGE, BC)
Located in the heart of downtown Maple Ridge, Memorial Peace Park is a common gathering spot. Not only is the space itself great for families, there are also local events that take place throughout the year. We recommend keeping a lookout for dog-focused event announcements. Event organizers have hosted dog parades, local vendors, and other activities in this space. Regardless of the occasion, you’re certain to enjoy a stroll through Memorial Peace Park.
There you have it, the top dog parks in Maple Ridge. There are lots of dog-friendly destinations in the area, so we hope you enjoy checking them out. Where are your favourite dog walking spots? Reach out and let us know – we’re always looking for the next place to explore! Don’t forget to check out our list of the best dog parks in the Lower Mainland, too.