The Township of Russell has a beautiful dog park where your dog can roam without a leash at 550 Notre Dame Street, Russell.

The dog park is open daily all year between 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted.

At the Dog Park, there is a:

  • Gazebo with picnic tables
  • Jumping circle
  • Dog water fountain (turned off during the colder months)
  • And 2.2km of open space

Dog Park Rules

  1. When entering and exiting the off-leash area, your dog needs to be leashed;
  2. Poop and scoop is mandatory;
  3. All dogs must be legally licensed, have current vaccination and must wear tags;
  4. Dogs under 4 months of age, female dogs in heat, sick or injured and aggressive dogs are not allowed in the dog park;
  5. Never leave the fenced-in area while your Dog is in the Dog Park;
  6. Carry a leash at all times while your dog is in the Dog Park;
  7. You must have verbal control of your dog at all times;
  8. If your dog is showing aggression, it cannot enter the park. You must immediately leash and remove your dog(s) from the park at the first sign of aggression;
  9. You cannot have more than two (2) dogs at the park as the owner;
  10. Glass containers, toys or food are not permitted in the park;
  11. No smoking;
  12. Pinch (prong), choke and spike collars are not allowed in the dog park;
  13. Handlers must be 15 years of age and older. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Support or Donate to the Dog Park

Did you know the Dog Park is mainly funded through community donations and volunteer work?

To find out how you can support or donate to the Dog Park, contact our Public Safety and Enforcement Department.


  • Dog owners are subject to the Dog Owners Liability Act and Russell Township Municipal By-law;
  • Dogs must wear their dog tags to use the park.
  • Owners are legally responsible for their dogs' actions;
  • Public Safety and Enforcement officers will monitor the park randomly;
  • The Township is not responsible for any loss, damage or injury that may occur from the use of this dog park.