Published on May 3, 2021

Freedom for Fido!

Dogs are popular companions for many St. Albert residents, and we know everyone is eager to get outside with the much-anticipated start of spring.

The City is pleased to offer a variety of areas specially designated for dogs to make friends, explore, and burn off that excess energy from winter hibernation! In most neighbourhoods, there’s an off-leash area or dog park within walking distance. See below for more details:

Off-Leash Map

Download the map here and save it on your phone or print it off!

Man walking dog in Dodger Dog Park    Dog running in treed area

Dog Parks

These are larger areas designated specifically for dogs and there are two in St. Albert:

Lacombe Lake Dog Park

  • Our most popular off-leash dog park located at 151 McKenney Ave.
  • Fully-fenced with several double-gated entrances for secure entering and exiting.
  • Dog beach area for your dog to cool off with a swim in Lacombe Lake.
  • Seating areas and garbage cans.
  • Parking lot adjacent to dog park entrance.

Dodger Dog Park

  • Located adjacent to Servus Credit Union Place at 400 Campbell Road.
  • Named after Police Service Dog Dodger, a Golden Retriever who enthusiastically served the City of St. Albert from August 2005 to January 2013.
  • Seating areas and garbage cans.
  • Partially-fenced with 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.

Off-Leash Sites

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

Off-Leash Boarded Rinks

  • Outdoor boarded rinks open for off-leash play from spring to fall.
  • Fully-enclosed with gated entrances.

Learn more about our off-leash areas

Dog Guidelines

When out with your dog, please remember to follow these rules to keep our parks and trails safe for everyone to enjoy:

  • 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.
  • Owners must pick up waste immediately and always carry a means of picking up after your dog. Pet waste is dangerous to the health of kids and other dogs as it can carry worms and other parasites.
  • Dogs must always remain under your control and be licensed.
  • Dogs are not allowed in playground areas for the safety of children.

Learn more about the Animal Bylaw

When using our off-leash areas, please remember to follow all provincial public health measures


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Last edited: May 3, 2021