Effective April 4, the City has closed four fenced dog parks and is now restricting 38 off-leash areas to on-leash only, until further notice.
The City has closed four fenced dog parks and is now restricting all other dog parks to on-leash only, until further notice. This action addresses crowding issues and promotes better physical distancing, which helps to manage the spread of COVID-19.
Keeping dogs on-leash reduces the potential for owners to have to intervene should their dog approach another dog or individual. This helps dog park users maintain two metre physical distancing, which is now a legal requirement in Edmonton and province-wide.
City of Edmonton Peace Officers are monitoring the more-than-forty parks with off-leash areas. People who do not keep their dogs on-leash as of April 4 are subject to warnings and fines. This restriction will be in effect until further notice.
Gates will be locked at four dog parks: Lauderdale, Paisley, Alex Decoteau and Manning Village.
For further information, please contact 311.