• May 3, 2018

Local Dog Parks: Richmond

Local Dog Parks: Richmond

Local Dog Parks: Richmond 800 534 Superior Canine


We’re never disappointed by the quality and variety of dog parks in Richmond, BC. It’s home to one of our most-loved off-leash spaces, McDonald Beach Park, as well as several other dog-friendly places where your loyal companion can run, play, and interact with other dogs. Don’t forget to pack your dog’s favourite ball or frisbee so you can take full advantage of the off-leash areas.


McDonald Beach Park has earned the honour of being our favourite off-leash park in the Lower Mainland. We’re not alone in our sentiment; it’s a popular choice among residents of the surrounding areas. While it’s wonderfully secluded and tranquil, you’ll always find a pleasant crowd of visitors taking the time to socialize their dogs. There are grassy and sandy areas, as well as a spot where your dog can take a dip in the water to swim or cool down.


Enjoy a relaxing stroll while you take in the views at Dyke Trail Dog Park. The waterfront trails are the perfect destination for an afternoon walk with your furry friend. It’s an off-leash friendly area, meaning you can stop to play fetch, or even go for a jog with your dog. If you’re in the mood for a long walk, you can continue along to access more trails, but be sure to respect the leash-only areas. The water fountains are one of our favourite amenities in this park, since you never need to worry about keeping yourself or your pet hydrated, especially during warm weather.


While it’s not our favourite dog walking destination, Garden City Park in Richmond, BC deserves a mention for its central location. It’s a convenient, dog-friendly option for locals, and it’s certainly easy to access. While it’s not the biggest spot, there are always plenty of friendly dog owners to chat with while your furry friends play and socialize. Allowing your dog off-leash is also a great way to ensure they’re getting their exercise in for the day.


We’re always keen to check out an off-leash trail with our dog in tow. While there are intersections where your dog will need to be leashed for their safety, the rest of the Horseshoe Slough Trail welcomes dogs without leashes as long as they’re well-behaved. It goes without saying you should always make sure your dog is under control, but why not take it a step further and practice commands while you have the opportunity to let your dog off-leash? Generalizing commands to environments with new stimuli and distractions will strengthen your dog’s learning.

As we work our way around the Lower Mainland compiling our Guide to Local Dog Parks, we’ve found plenty of hidden gems and popular hot spots. Be sure to share this article with your friends in Richmond, BC or even opt to head out there next time you’re taking your dog for a stroll. If you’re looking for more areas to explore, make sure you take a look at our top picks for the Lower Mainland as a whole.

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