Published on June 8, 2022

Summer Dogtivities in St. Albert

Dogs need a place where they can just be a dog and run, jump, roll, sniff, and drool. In St. Albert, there are so many pawsibilities for pooch playtime where pet owners can socialize, and dogs can enjoy a new leash on life.

The City of St. Albert has a variety of areas designated fur dogs, and in most neighbourhoods there’s an off-leash area or dog park within walking distance. Make this a barkworthy summer by visiting one of the locations below - they’ll be howling their excitement from the wooftops!  


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Dog Parks

These are larger areas designated specifically for dogs, with two locations in St. Albert:


  • Our most popular off-leash dog park is located at 151 McKenney Avenue.
  • It features a fenced small dog area for pups weighing 11 kg (25 lbs) and under.
  • The park is fully-fenced with several double-gated entrances, which allows for secure entering and exiting. Note: Dogs should be leashed when entering and exiting.
  • There is a dog beach area for your dog to cool off with a swim in Lacombe Lake. Sorry, no humans allowed!
  • On-site there are seating areas, garbage cans and a parking lot.


  • This partially-fenced location is adjacent to Servus Credit Union Place (at 400 Campbell Road).
  • It is named after Police Service dog Dodger, a golden retriever who enthusiastically served the City of St. Albert from August 2005 to January 2013.
  • On-site there are seating areas, garbage cans and a large parking lot. 

Learn more about our dog parks

Off-Leash Areas

These are areas available for dogs when not in use for organized sporting activities. There are 28 off-leash areas throughout St. Albert. 


  • Green space and park areas with garbage cans and benches available at or near each site
  • Located near trails, so you can further explore St. Albert on-leash


  • Outdoor boarded rinks are open for off-leash play from spring to fall
  • These areas are fully enclosed with gated entrances

Learn more about our off-leash areas

Dog Guidelines


The City removes dog poop twice a year (in spring and fall) to ensure our parks and trails are clean. In 2021, over 2 tonnes, 2,011 kilograms of dog poop was removed from dog parks, trails, and outdoor rink sites!

Remember, even the smartest dog doesn’t know how to pick up after themselves. Save yourself $250 and stop and scoop.

When out with your dog, please remember to follow these rules to keep our parks and trails safe for everyone to enjoy. As per Animal Bylaw 11/2013:

  • Owners must always maintain complete control of their pet(s) and have them licensed:
    • Some dogs are not ready for the excitement of off-leash areas. Make sure you know when your dog is becoming uncomfortable, overwhelmed or excited. The behaviour of your dog is your responsibility.
  • The City of St. Albert is on-leash unless otherwise posted. Leashes must be used on and within one metre of trails, including trails in off-leash areas.
  • For the safety of children playing, dogs are not allowed within two metres of a playground area.
  • Pick up pet waste immediately and always carry a means of picking up after your dog(s).

Learn more about dog guidelines

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Last edited: June 8, 2022