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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.

Off Leash Locations

Find your neighbourhood off leash sites using this interactive map.

Off Leash Ambassador Program

Volunteers help keep off leash areas safe, user friendly, and fun. Become an Ambassador.

Information for Pet Owners

Did you know your dog needs to be licensed to be in an off leash area? Get one online today.

Dogs in Open Spaces Strategy

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

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

For More Information

Parks and River Valley Operations - General Information

Telephone In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton:  780-442-5311
Email 311@edmonton.ca

Off Leash Site Co-ordinator

For Off Leash Area questions and Dogs Off Leash Ambassador Program applications:

Telephone

311

Email DogOffLeashCoordinator@edmonton.ca