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City of Mississauga Parks and Forestry - Leash Free

Leash-Free Zones

The City works with Leash-Free Mississauga to oversee and operate eight leash-free zones. Leash-Free Mississauga is a not for profit volunteer group that provides public dog-related educational programming, stewardship and organizes events at the leash-free zones for the benefit of the general public.

Membership in Leash-Free Mississauga is $15 for one dog and $20 for two or more dogs. Visit for more information.


Location Address Hours of Operation
Etobicoke Valley Park 1810 Mattawa Ave 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Garnetwood Park 1996 Rathburn Rd E 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Jack Darling Memorial Park 1180 Lakeshore Rd W 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Lakeside Park 2266 Lakeshore Rd W 5:30 a.m. - Midnight
Parkway Belt 715 Matheson Blvd E 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Quenippenon Meadows 5220 Erin Mills Pkwy 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Totoredaca Park 2715 Meadowvale Blvd 5:30 a.m. - Midnight
Union Park Dog Walk Area 6627 Tenth Line W 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Grass Cutting

2020 Grass Cutting SchedulePDF Document

Note: The leash-free zone at Etobicoke Valley Park is located within a naturalized area and will not be cut on a regular schedule like our other leash-free zones. Service disruption signs will be posted 48 hours in advance of grass cutting at the Etobicoke Valley Park leash-free zone.

Dog Walker Permit

The City of Mississauga's Dog Walker Permit sets limits for the number of dogs one individual can bring into a leash-free zone. The permit is aimed at keeping leash-free zones safe for all users.

A Dog Walker Permit is required for anyone walking more than four dogs at one time, up to a limit of eight dogs in a leash-free zone or park with a leash-free zone

Dog walkers caught without a permit or walking more than 8 dogs will be fined.

All dogs must be licensed by the City of Mississauga. Visit the pet licensing page for details on how to apply for a Pet Licence.

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