• July 9, 2018

Local Dog Parks: New Westminster

Local Dog Parks: New Westminster

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GUIDE TO LOCAL DOG PARKS: NEW WESTMINSTER

Continuing our popular series, Superior Canine’s Guide to Local Dog Parks, we’ve highlighted the best dog-friendly spots in New Westminster. Whether you prefer on-leash or off-leash spaces, there are plenty of benefits to getting your dog out for a walk. Exercise is not only great for your furry friend’s physical health, it’s essential for their mental wellbeing too.

DOWNTOWN DOG OFF-LEASH PARK (NEW WESTMINSTER, BC)

Grab a coffee at one of the nearby cafes, then head to New Westminster’s Downtown Dog Off-Leash Park for a quick game of fetch. The gravel off-leash enclosure is fully fenced-in, so your pooch can run and play without straying too far. Your dog is sure to love socializing with the other puppies and adult dogs in this space, so it’s a great option for local residents.

HUME PARK (NEW WESTMINSTER, BC)

If you’re looking for a larger off-leash park in New Westminster, we recommend checking out Hume Park. You’ll want to access the space from Lower Hume Park if you require parking, but once you’re there, there’s lots of room for your furry friend to explore. The park offers shade from trees, as well as park benches, making it a pleasant spot for summer afternoons.

MOODY PARK (NEW WESTMINSTER, BC)

Let your dog off-leash at Moody Park so they can take full advantage of the opportunity to run and play. As with all off-leash parks, it’s important to ensure your dog is under control at all times, even when do you let them off their leash. Grab a seat on one of the benches to watch your dog socialize, or bring a picnic to enjoy with your whole family. Best of all, Moody Park also offers water fountains to ensure you all stay hydrated during the fun and games.

QUAYSIDE PARK (NEW WESTMINSTER, BC)

While the off-leash area at Quayside Park is only temporary, we suggest checking it out while you still can. The park offers picturesque river views, as well as benches. You can feel comfortable letting your dog off-leash in the fenced-in area, especially given its double safety gates that help prevent your furry friend from getting outside of the park. This space does not have grass, but instead bark mulch that prevents muddiness and puddles on rainy days.

QUEENSBOROUGH PARK (NEW WESTMINSTER, BC)

Queensborough Park offers an off-leash area you’ll want to visit with your canine companion. It’s a wheelchair accessible space featuring double safety gates leading to the fenced-in enclosure. The base of wood chips helps to prevent muddy patches, therefore keeping your pet’s paws cleaner and drier compared to other parks. While you’ll still want to towel dry your dog before heading into your vehicle or home, it’s a huge help during the rainy season.

QUEEN’S PARK (NEW WESTMINSTER, BC)

One of our favourite off-leash dog parks in New Westminster is Queen’s Park. Complete with hills and trees, your dog will love playing and exploring all it has to offer. The forested areas offer shade on sunny days, and there are also dog water fountains available on-site so you can keep your pooch healthy and hydrated. Take a seat at one of the benches, or get active alongside your dog by playing a game of fetch with a ball or frisbee.

WESTBURNCO DOG AREA (NEW WESTMINSTER, BC)

Westburnco Dog Area is a fairly unique space, so it’s a good excuse to visit New Westminster for your next walk. The off-leash space boasts a 17,000 square foot linear run. We highly recommend bringing along your dog’s favourite toy so they can run and play. Like many of the dog-friendly spaces in the area, it’s lined with wood chips to prevent mud. After all, we all know how dogs can tear up grass while running around, so wood chips are a wonderful alternative.

WEST SIDE DOG AREA (NEW WESTMINSTER, BC)

With views of the Fraser River, you’ll enjoy visiting the West Side Dog Area in New Westminster. It’s a pleasant space with comfortable amenities, including benches and drinking fountains. The off-leash area offers both grass and gravel, as well as trees for your dog to sniff and explore. It’s a spacious destination for your next dog walk, so why not check it out this weekend?


Which dog park do you plan to explore next? Getting out to a new space is a wonderful way to bond with your loyal companion. New Westminster has plenty of dog-friendly places to offer, especially when it comes to off-leash areas, so your dog won’t easily get bored of the many opportunities to run, play, and socialize. If you’re looking for on-leash or off-leash dog parks in another area, be sure to check out our Guide to Local Dog Parks.

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