Off Leash Area Sites
Edmonton has over 40 sites 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.
Some off leash areas are in river valley parks, some are on undeveloped land, still others are in neighbourhood parks. All sites have boundaries but are not fenced. Area maps with boundaries are posted at each site.
You can always have the off leash area information with you by having a copy of Parks for Paws - your guide to the off leash areas.
If there is not an off leash site near you, you can work with your Community League to establish one
Find your neighbourhood off leash sites by using this interactive map. Select an Off Leash Site to view a PDF map of the site.
Before you take your dog to an off leash site:
- 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 site:
- Look out for other users. The City has a multi-use policy, so expect to share off leash sites 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
Bylaw 13145 (2003) - What It Might Cost You If You Don't Comply
Non-compliance Issue Fine No licence $250 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
Support Edmonton's off leash sites:
- Become a site monitor. Call 311 if you notice the site needs cleaning or witness dangerous dog behaviour.
- Offer financial support. It helps install bulletin boards and park benches. Call 311.
- Participate in the annual off leash Site Cleanup (city-wide on the first Sunday in May and last Sunday in September). Call the off leash sites coordinator at (780) 496-1476.
- 1. Are restricted dogs allowed in off leash parks?
No, they are not allowed in. 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.
For more information:
Neighbourhoods, Parks and Community Recreation - General Information
|Telephone||In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311
Off Leash Site Co-ordinator
For New Off Leash Area Site questions