Off Leash Areas
Edmonton has over 40 areas where your dog can run and play without having you on the other end of the leash. You too, can get physical and emotional benefits from exercise and by socializing with other dog owners.
Find your neighbourhood off leash sites using this interactive map.
Volunteers help keep off leash areas safe, user friendly, and fun. Become an Ambassador.
Did you know your dog needs to be licensed to be in an off leash area? Get one online today.
The City of Edmonton's plan to improve and evaluate dog parks.
Before you take your dog to an off leash area
- License your dog
- Have your dog vaccinated
- Make sure your dog obeys your voice commands immediately
- Remember to bring your pooper scooper
At an off leash area
- Look out for other users. The City has a multi-use policy, so expect to share off leash areas with people that don't bring dogs
- Keep your dog within your sight
- Have your leash always ready, even in off leash areas
Remember to use your pooper scooper
- Bear in mind Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw C13145 and Parkland Bylaw C2202
Are restricted dogs allowed in off leash areas?
A restricted dog is a dog that has been deemed restricted as a result of a conviction under the Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw for any of the sections pertaining to chases, attacks or bites. Restricted dogs must be leashed and muzzled any time they are outside the owner's property. Restricted dogs are not allowed in off leash areas.
What It Might Cost You If You Don't Comply
|Failure to scoop||$100|
|Dog bite causing injury||$500-$2500|
|Dog attack, no injury||$100|
|Dog not under control||$100|
|Dog on posted parkland, school ground, playground, picnic site, golf course, roadway and flower beds||$100|
|Dog off leash in a non-designated area (including paved trails)||$100|
|Failure to display dog licence tag||$100|
|Failure to carry a leash||$100|
|Failure to control or leash a dog||$100|
For More Information
Parks and River Valley Operations - General Information
|Telephone||In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311
Off Leash Site Co-ordinator
For Off Leash Area questions and Dogs Off Leash Ambassador Program applications: