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Dog runs

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Your dog is welcome in the two fenced dog runs:

  • Seaway Park, that borders autoroute 132, on Riverside Street;
  • Lespérance Park, near the lawn bowling club and the community gardens.

Dogs can run free and play to their hearts’ content, in pleasant and safe surroundings. 

Access cards 

The dog run parks are equipped with a controlled access system. Therefore, to use the parks, you must have an annual access card.

Users can pick up a card at City Hall, from Monday to Wednesday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Friday, from 8:30 to noon. Proof of residency and a valid dog licence (or the receipt for the licence) is required. 

For residents, the access card is free. If they do not have a licence, they will be able to obtain one from City Hall at the same time. The acces card is renwable each year on September 30.

Non-residents wanting to use the dog run have to obtain an annual access card, for a $125 fee, renewable on September 30. 

Users must keep their access card. It is reusable each year. A $30 fee will be applicable to replace a card.

Once you have obtained your access card for the dog runs, here a few things to keep in mind:

- The card cannot be perforated or modified.
- We recommended keeping it in a card sleeve.
- The use of the access card is strictly reserved for the registered dog(s).
- A dog must wear its licence tag on its collar at all times to avoid a fine.
- In case of loss or damage, replacement fees will be charged to replace the access card and/or the licence tag (rates according to the by-laws).
- If the card is no longer in use, please contact us at 450-466-3128 so that we can deactivate it. 

Some rules

Respect for these rules is essential if everyone is to be allowed to profit fully, and in complete security, from the services that are offered. 

  • The dog run is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • No more than two dogs per handler.
  • It is forbidden to leave a dog unsupervised.
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash until they are inside the dog run.
  • Dogs must wear a licence valid for the current year.
  • Dogs must be continually supervised by a handler aged 12 years and over.
  • Handlers must “stoop and scoop” and properly dispose of their dog’s poop.
  • It is strongly recommended not to bring young children into dog run.
  • Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, English Bulldogs, or any dogs related to these breeds, and dangerous and aggressive dogs are strictly prohibited in the dog run.

Anyone who breaks these rules will be liable for a fine of between $100 and $1,000.