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The river, stormwater lakes and other water bodies can be very dangerous in the spring. When visiting one of Edmonton’s off-leash areas, please be vigilant around any bodies of water and keep your dog on a leash. Help ensure everyone gets home safely!

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.

Lauderdale Parking Lot Maintenance

Routine parking lot maintenance is scheduled at the Lauderdale (Grand Trunk) Off Leash Area at 127 avenue and 113a Street from Monday May 15 until Wednesday May 17, 2017.

During that time the parking lot will be closed so that it can be regraded and topped with gravel. In order to complete this work, City Operations will be barricading access in select locations on site. Barricades will be placed to allow materials to be unloaded in piles and for machinery to work in the area safely.

*This is routine maintenance for the site and is not part of the pilot project plan.

Locations

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Spring Safety

Many of Edmonton’s off-leash parks include access to water, including the river, creeks and stormwater ponds. In the spring, melting snow and ice and fast currents can make these areas hazardous.

What you can do to protect yourself and your dog while enjoying off-leash areas:
  • Ensure your dog obeys your voice commands
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep your dog in sight at all times
  • Avoid hazards such as thin ice, high water levels, drainage infrastructure and closed trails
  • If necessary, keep your dog on a leash around water during spring thaw

Learn more about ice safety.

Spring Clean-Up Events

They Poop, We Scoop Event Banner

Spring has arrived at our off-leash areas, and in order to ensure that these spaces are clean and safe for all park users, we are holding a Spring Poop Scoop Spectacular! 

  • Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day)
    1-2pm
    Lauderdale (Grand Trunk)
    Hermitage Park 

  • Saturday, April 29
    1-2pm
    Terwillegar Park
    Jackie Parker Recreation Area

  • Saturday, May 6
    1-2pm
    Buena Vista Park
    Dawson Park

Off-Leash Area Basics

What you need to know about off-leash areas:
Before You Go
  • 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
Restricted Dogs

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.

Fines
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
The Quick Link Hub is a place for residents to find up-to-date information about dog off leash areas, updates, and events in Edmonton.
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.

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

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