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It’s a Dog’s Life!

Whether he’s scratching, whining or barking at the door – your dog is telling you – it’s time to get outside! And the best place to take your loyal and energetic companion is one of St. Albert’s dog-friendly parks and off-leash areas.

  • Dodger Dog-Friendly Park is a great place for your dog to run and play off-leash while you enjoy the natural setting and socialize with other dog owners. Find it on the north side of 400 Campbell Road near Servus Credit Union Place.
  • Lacombe Lake Dog-Friendly Park features a fenced off-leash area, pond and treed walking trails. Done playing? Remember to leash your dog, as soon as you leave the designated dog-friendly park. This park is located at 151 McKenney Avenue.
  • There are also many off-leash sites (including outdoor rinks) that are available for dogs when not in use by a sporting activity!

Maps of St. Albert Dog-Friendly Parks and Off-Leash Areas

Zero-Tolerance Enforcement Campaign Results

In April, Municipal Enforcement Services conducted a zero-tolerance enforcement campaign throughout the city’s parks and trail system on Animal Bylaw offences. Patrols were increased  to reinforce responsible pet ownership among dog owners. While many residents fall into the category of responsible dog owners, others unfortunately don’t. 

Throughout the month, officers visited, patrolled and monitored all dog parks and off-leash areas in St. Albert at least once. During these proactive patrols, officers found that all dog walkers checked had a means of picking up after their dog. Overall, a total of 38 tickets were issued to dog owners for having their dogs off-leash in an on-leash area.

Throughout the enforcement campaign, officers received positive feedback from the public. Residents commented that they were happy officers were seen throughout the parks educating animal owners and conducting enforcement.

While there was an increased focus in April, enforcement will continue year-round to promote responsible pet ownership and to further strengthen our education messaging to the public.

Did you know?

The City hires a contractor to conduct two annual ‘clean ups’ of dog feces.

Totals collected:

  • 2015 - 4.1 metric tons
  • 2016 – 5.8 metric tons
  • 2017 – 3.7 metric tons
  • 2018 – 2.6 metric tons. 

Educate yourself!

Learn the Rules of Using Dog-Friendly Parks & Off-Leash Areas

Learn more about the specific rules in the Animal Bylaw

Last edited: May 2, 2019

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