Top 5 Condos With the Closest Dog Parks

Tons of people in Ottawa appreciate the style and convenience of condo living. With ideal amenities, location, and service, it’s no wonder so many individuals are choosing condominiums. But when living in a condo, you may feel guilty about your furry friend not having a big back yard to run around and play in. Don’t worry. With dog parks and green space nearby, these condos are sure to be a great choice for you and your dog.
Gotham – 224 Lyon St

Gotham is a modern, artistic looking building situated between Ottawa’s Centretown and Downtown neighbourhoods. It offers a variety of one or two story lofts, condos, apartments, and glasshouses.

Gotham is close to both Tech Wall Dog Park and Dundonald Park. Dundonald Park occupies a full city block in Centretown, between Lyon, Somerset, Bay, and MacLaren. It is also host to many local events and neighbourhood activities.

Tech Wall Dog Park is situated between Laurier and Slater, and is fully fenced, allowing dogs off-leash. It’s not the largest dog park, but perfect for small or medium dogs to get plenty of exercise. This park also features a vibrant art wall that is added to every few weeks.

The Lofts at Tribeca – 197 Lisgar St

This is a new condo development by Claridge homes at the ideal Downtown location. Within walking distance to museums, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife, Tribeca is an obvious choice for central Ottawa living.

Nearby is Jack Purcell Park as well as Minto Park. Jack Purcell Park features a fenced area for pups to play in, complete with separate water fountains for adults, children, and even dogs. This well-maintained park also includes a tennis court, basketball court and hockey rink during winter.

Minto Park is another full city block park; quiet and shady with lots of benches and tables to sit and enjoy coffee or food from one of the nearby restaurants. Although dogs are allowed off-leash it is not fenced in.

The Wellington – 1451 Wellington Ave

This stunning building at the corner of Wellington and Island Park features unique architecture and plenty of different suite options. On the cusp of Wellington West and Westboro, everything you need is close by.

Take a stroll up Island Park Drive to Hampton Park, where you can enjoy peaceful walking trails, and a large fenced-in area for your dog to roam free and socialize. It’s a refreshing change to explore a full serene forest in the centre of a busy neighbourhood.

Yard & Station Lofts – 12 Stirling Ave

Yard & Station is a smaller complex of lofts in the heart of Mechanicsville. Every unit is a work of art with high-end accommodations. It’s a luxurious choice to enjoy living in a more peaceful proximity to the Hintonburg neighbourhood.

Less than one block away is Laroche Park; a large and well-maintained park featuring a splash pad, basketball court, gazebo, and beautiful scenery. Laroche allows dogs off-leash and often holds many local events.

SoHo Champagne – 111 Champagne Ave S

This is a newly built, beautiful building overlooking Dow’s Lake. SoHo Champagne is known for its outstanding concierge service, attention to detail, and access to transit.

SoHo Champagne is in proximity to a wide stretch of green space, including several parks. Start by exploring the trails of Queen Juliana Park, which can lead you to Commissioner’s Park, Dow’s Lake, the Arboretum, and the Experimental Farm… Plenty of ground to cover, and plenty of exercise for both you and your dog!


Written By: Grace Mahaffy