Dog Guidelines

Animal Bylaw

To learn more about responsible pet ownership, please refer to the Animal Bylaw

Dog Parks & Off-leash  Areas

  • Dogs are allowed off-leash within the designated area but must be on-leash when entering/exiting. For Lacombe Lake dog park, this includes when crossing the path to the lake.
  • Dogs must be on-leash if a regularly organized sporting activity is taking place within a designated off-leash area.
  • Owners must always maintain complete control of their pet -keep them within sight and verbal command range.
  • Maximum three dogs per person.


  • The City of St. Albert is on-leash unless otherwise posted.¬†Dog-walkers must carry a leash at all times. Leashes must be used on or within one metre of trails in all areas, including off-leash.
  • Owners must pick up pet waste immediately and always carry a means of picking up after your pet (carry extra). Pet waste can carry worms and other parasites which makes it dangerous to the health of kids and other dogs.
  • Dogs must wear a current dog license tag.
  • Dogs are not allowed in playground areas for the safety of children.

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Last edited: March 25, 2021