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City of London closes dog parks in response to COVID-19

One of the last remaining public gathering places to stay open - the dog park - is locking the gates. Dog parks across the city are closed immediately.

The closures are effective immediately

Residents bring their dogs to the off-leash area at Greenway Park in London, Ont. on Mar. 31, 2020. (Travis Dolynny/CBC)

One of the last remaining public gathering places to stay open - the dog park - is locking the gates.

Dog parks across the city are closed immediately.

The City of London says while public parks are open, the enclosed areas for off-leash pooch play need to close to ensure people maintain a physical distance. 

Dog parks include:

  • Campbell Memorial Park Dog Off-Leash Area - Campbell Memorial Park
  • Caesars Off-Leash Area - 941 Commissioners Road East
  • Greenway Off-Leash Area – Greenway Park
  • Pottersburg-FIDO Off-Leash Area – Pottersburg Park
  • Stoney Creek Off-Leash Area - Stoney Creek Meadow

The City of London is asking dog owners to keep their dogs on-leash.

Last week, the city closed its playgrounds, skate parks and multi-use courts. City-owned sports fields, golf courses and community gardens are also closed. 

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