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Off Leash Parks Strategy

Flinn Park Off Leash Area Proposal

The Off Leash Parks Strategy Committee has reviewed the following report of the recent public meeting concerning an application to consider an off leash area in Flinn Park.  The Committee also reviewed several emails from local residents regarding the application.  In light of the strong division of opinions for, and against, the off leash area, the Committee has decided that the development of an off leash area in Flinn Park would not be successful at this time and that it would serve to further divide the neighbourhood.  The Committee encourages local residents to continue to discuss this matter and seek out ways to achieve consensus.   In the meantime, dog owners are reminded that their pets must be leashed in all areas of the park.   

Flinn Park Community Meeting Report (pdf)

Winter Off Leash Sports Fields

On November 1, 2013 HRM will re-open the sports fields shown below for off leash activities. The fields will be open from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM until May 1, 2014.

Please remember that sports fields are a shared community resource and refrain from using our fields during wet weather conditions.

At other HRM sports fields you must keep your dog on leash. Some sports fields prohibit dogs altogether. Look for these signs to ensure that you are being a responsible dog owner.

Don't unleash your dog when children or adults are playing in a sports field and always remember to clean up after your pet.  The success of this program depends on the stewardship of responsible pet owners following these simple field rules.

In June and July 2014, HRM will reopen a number of sports fields for off leash activities. The fields will be open from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

HRM also operates 5 off leash park areas that are open year-round from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM.


Winter Off Leash Sports Fields 2013/2014
Name Location
Don Bayer (Burnside) Sport Field Troop Avenue, Dartmouth
Bud Bremner Soccer Field 1800 Bedford Highway
Chain Lake Sport Field Crown Drive, Halifax
Cheviot Hills Ball Diamond Cheviot Hills Road, Porters Lake
Conrad Ball Diamond 155 Mount Edward Rd, Dartmouth
Conrose Ball Diamond Conrose Avenue, Halifax
Correctional Ball Diamond Cobequid Road, Sackville
Eddie LeBlanc #1 & #2 Ball Diamonds First Lake Drive, Sackville
Eisenhower Field 2043 Hammonds Plains Road, Hammonds Plains
Glenbourne Sport Field Parkland Drive, Halifax
Graves Oakley #1 & 2 Sport Field Leiblin Drive, Halifax
Hatchet Lake Ball Diamond 211 Prospect Road, Hatchet Lake
Highland Park Deepwood Drive, Hammonds Plains
John Martin Ball Diamond 7 Brule Street, Dartmouth
Larry O'Connell Ball Diamond 6691 Fourth Street, Halifax (Opens October 1)
Lou Goddard Ball Diamond Highland Avenue, Halifax
Mel Braine Park Diamond Evelyn Wood Place, Cole Harbour
Merv Sullivan Sport Field 3770 Kencrest Avenue, Halifax
Mic Mac #1 & #2 Sport Fields Micmac Boulevard, Dartmouth
Penhorn #1, #2, #3 Ball Diamonds 79 Lawson Avenue, Dartmouth
Ravenscraig 15 Ravenscraig Drive, Halifax
Ryan Rosen Sport Field Foster Avenue, Fall River
Schultz Ball Diamond 35 Howe Street, Dartmouth
Shubie Ball Diamond 30 John Brenton Drive, Dartmouth
Stanley Park Sport Field Tamarack Drive, Spryfield
Superstore Ball Diamond Old Beaverbank Road, Sackville
Tremont Plateau Park Sport Field Tremont Drive, Rockingham
Westridge Ball Diamond Westridge Drive, Clayton Park
Woodside #1 & #2 Ball Diamonds Mount Hope Avenue, Dartmouth