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May 2021 update: The City provides dog waste bags in all off leash areas. These were removed in early 2020, but will begin to be restocked in these areas beginning the week of May 17. Please pick up after your pups and keep these areas clean and safe for all Edmontonians.

Please continue to practice physical distancing when you use off-leash areas and clean your hands after touching gates or latches, as these surfaces are not sanitized.

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.

Disclaimer:  Use of City of Edmonton dog parks is at your own risk. Owners are legally responsible for the actions and behaviours of their dog(s) at all times. By entering a City of Edmonton dog park, the user agrees to hold the City of Edmonton harmless and free from liability from any actions of any park user(s) or their dog(s). Park users agree to fully comply with all of the park rules. The City of Edmonton assumes no responsibility for any accidents/injuries to dogs or people while in the dog park. The City of Edmonton is not responsible for lost dogs or any injury to dogs, adults, or children. Usage of this dog park constitutes acknowledgement of this Disclaimer.

Information your community league needs to participate in this new off-leash pilot.
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.

Discover YEG Map

Use the interactive and mobile friendly map to discover dog off-leash areas.

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.

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
Online Contact 311 Online

Off Leash Program Coordinator

If your community league is interested in participating in this pilot project, please contact the Off Leash Program Coordinator for more information.




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