Vaasa’s green areas and dog parks provide good opportunities for outdoor activities with dogs
There are four dog parks in Vaasa which are found at the following locations:
- Gerby (address: Gerbyn Rantatie)
- Palosaari (address: Vapaudenpolku)
- Suvilahti (address: Suvilahdentie)
- Vaskiluoto (address: Kaarlentie)
A dog Beach is located at Myrgrund (address: Myrgrundintie), Sundom.
The law requires that dogs are kept on a lead and that waste is collected
Dogs should be kept on a lead in public areas. Unless specifically permitted, dogs are not allowed access to children’s playgrounds, public beaches, public ski slopes and sports grounds, or when the market is open on the market square.
Dog waste must be placed in areas where it can be treated. Failure to comply with the law may result in a fine. It is advisable to bring bags for collection, which can then be placed in the nearest general rubbish bin. There are 25 Tickspac waste-bag dispensers in the City of Vaasa, where bags are provided for collecting dog waste.
The City of Vaasa rents areas for dog shows and training events to associations and organizations
More information can be found on the Vaasa region’s dog associations and organizations website.
The City of Vaasa dog services can be seen on the Vaasa map service (kartta.vaasa.fi). Choose on the map’s top left corner: Select what information is shown on the map – Freetime. After that you can choose the location for the following services:
- Dog poop bag dispensers
- Swimming place for dogs