Existing off-leash area will be fully fenced with double gate entry system, lighting and clear signage. Construction is currently underway. Please be aware the heavy equipment, construction materials and workers will be present within the off-leash area.
Addition of a new fully fenced dog park with double gate entry system, dog waste bag dispensers, garbage cans and clear signage. Construction planned for 2023.
Portable washrooms are coming to Lauderdale Dog Park for the summer thanks to the Public Washroom Strategy. The washrooms were opened on May 2.
Hermitage Off-Leash Area
A blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom and/or toxin has been identified in the pond within Hermitage Off-Leash Area. To protect yourself and your pets, avoid contact with blue-green algae blooms; don’t swim or wade in water where blue-green algae is visible; do not allow your pets to drink water from this pond. If contact occurs, wash with clean water as soon as possible. For more information, visit Alberta Health Services Environmental Public Health.
Park renewal work is continuing in Hermitage Park. Starting July 20th, access to the off-leash area will only be through the south entrance adjacent to the parking lot to allow for construction vehicle access and trail renewal. For more information about this project, please visit Hermitage Park Renewal.
Lauderdale Dog Park
EPCOR’s Dry Pond
EPCOR has prepared an extensive engagement plan that includes direct communication with residents, dog park users, and other key stakeholders as the project progresses. Please can reach out to the EPCOR stakeholder team at 780-509-8080 or EPCORdrainage@epcor.com with questions or concerns.
EPCOR will be constructing an access manhold on 108 Avenue between 121 and 122 Street to allow entry into the underground drainage tunnel. The construction area will be fenced and marked as a restricted area and every precaution will be taken to ensure public safety. Please keep children and pets a safe distance from the construction site and the equipment including leashing your dog if required. Construction will last from July to November 2022.