Vaasa’s green areas and dog parks provide good opportunities for outdoor activities with dogs
There are five dog parks in Vaasa which are found at the following locations:
- Gerby (address: Gerbyn Rantatie)
- Palosaari (address: Vapaudenpolku)
- Ristinummi (address: Kappelinmäentie)
- Suvilahti (address: Suvilahdentie)
- Vaskiluoto (address: Kaarlentie)
Swimming place for dogs
A beach and swimming area for dogs is located at Myrgrund (address: Myrgrundintie), Sundom.
The law requires that dogs are kept on leash and dog waste is collected
Dog should be kept on a leash in public areas. Unless specifically permitted, dogs are not allowed to access 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 collected. Failure to comply with the law may result in a fine. It is advisable to bring plastic 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