Merrill Bridge Road Dog Park

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For urban-dwelling dog lovers, having the opportunity to let your furry friend exercise and socialize is essential. And, to be fair, us humans certainly benefit from visiting green space – enjoying the soul-healing benefits an idyllic natural setting has to offer – just as much as pups do!

When such a place is conveniently located for you and Fido to stroll to? Even better! That’s what we love about Merrill Bridge Road Dog Park!



In 2008, a large off-leash area was created at Merrill Bridge Road Park, located at 1 East Lynn Ave. The dog park area itself is located at East Lynn St., just west of Aldergrove. We are a big fan of dog parks. Check out our other recommendations Animal House: My Top Toronto Off-Leash Dog Parks and We Hit The Trails For Toronto’s Top Dog-Friendly Parks.



The Merrill Bridge Road Dog Park doesn’t just offer loads of room for your dog to run and play, but it is also supported by an active, enthusiastic association. The Merrill Dog Park Association works in concert with the city to improve park amenities for its users. They host all kinds of fun events, like holiday events (Howl-o-ween!), park clean-up days and  themed parades (with costumes, no less). They are also a good resource for pet owners, sharing information about lost dogs, urban interaction with coyotes, health news and more. It’s a wonderful community and a great way for dog owners to connect with other like-minded folk. Check out MDPA’s website  or their Facebook page for up-to-date information.

Here’s a few cuties from their website and the events they hold!!


* Images courtesy of Merrill Bridge Road Dog Park Association


Merrill Bridge Road Park, including the dog park, spans a lovely 1.4 hectares. Beyond the spectacular off-leash area, the west end of the park gently leads down into a lush ravine that’s great for nature walks and surrounding one’s self with calming green! The ravine is part of a four-ravine ecosystem – dubbed Small Creek Ravines – that winds through several neighbourhood parks. Unfortunately, this ecosystem wasn’t always so well-cared for; it suffered a period of neglect which saw the accumulation of junk and garbage, as well as the proliferation of non-native plants. Luckily, a few years ago, a group of concerned neighbours formed an association with the aim of cleaning up and protecting these rolling ravines. Today, thanks to their passion and hardwork, the ravine system and surrounding forest are better tended, and are once again a hotbed for rare species of flora and fauna.



All in all, this park is a real treasure, with a beautiful natural setting and a connected community vibe.




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Be sure to visit a few of our other pet-pawsitive blogs, where we celebrate the intersection of our furry friends, real estate, and Toronto!

Do you and your pooch love the outdoors? Check out My Top Toronto Off-Leash Dog Parks. If you share your life with a four-legged friend and looking for helpful tips of living with pets, check out 8 Simple Rules To Moving With Dogs to help you make your move less stress full on all member of your family, including your furry ones. And check out Tips To Help Pet Owners Keep Their Homes Clean to help you maintain a tidy home.



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