Dogs Off Leash Ambassador Program

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Our Dogs Off Leash Ambassadors were thrilled to be a part of the Lauderdale Plant the Park event on Oct 3, to help promote the launch of the Lauderdale Pilot Project. This project will include fully-fencing the Lauderdale (Grand Trunk) Off-Leash area as well as the addition of dozens of native trees and shrubs to help beautify the space.

Ambassadors helped to promote the volunteer program, planted some native trees and shrubs and joined in on the fun, including caricature sketches and a dog agility demo!

The Dogs Off Leash Ambassadors were also excited to be part of the Alex Decoteau Park grand opening on Saturday September 9. Alex Decoteau Park boasts the City of Edmonton's first fully fenced off-leash dog park!


Our canine Ambassadors made lots of new friends and our human Ambassadors were able to share some of the great features with local residents. Did you know that this off-leash park has artificial turf? It also has weeping tile underneath that drains to a catch basin to ensure the site stays clean and sanitary. This will be a very busy park!




If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, feel free to apply today, we are hoping to hold our next training session in March 2018!

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Dogs Off Leash Sites

Activity Shifts Start End
121 A St. City Level Park 1
91 St. Right-of-Way 1
Belgravia 1
Blue Quill 1
Brander Gardens Pipeline Corridor 1
Buena Vista Great Meadow 1
Caernarvon 1
Callingwood 1
Capilano Hiking Trail 1
Cromdale 1
Dawson Park 1
Dovercourt and Woodcroft 1
Duggan Rideau 1
Eastwood Park 1
Ermineskin 1
Fraser 1
Goldbar Hiking Trail 1
Hawrelak Hiking Trail 1
Hazeldean 1
Hermitage Park 1
Jackie Parker Recreation Area 1
Jasper Avenue and Riverbank 1
Keheewin Blackmud 1
Kennedale 1
Lago Lindo 1
Larkspur Pipeline Corridor 1
Lauderdale 1
Lower Mill Creek (Mill Woods) 1
Mill Creek 1
Mill Woods Pipeline 1
Montrose Berm 1
Orval Allen Park and Berm 1
Patricia Ravine 1
Prince Rupert 1
Royal Gardens Pipeline Corridor 1
Saddleback Road 1
Terwillegar 1
Valleyview Drive 1
Wellington Park 1


Activity Shifts Start End
Meetings/training 1

Mission Statement



Purpose/Goals of the Program

To improve the quality of Edmonton's off leash areas, and to enhance user experience, for the benefit of both human and canine visitors


Purpose/Goals of Position

  • To create a culture of community at off leash areas
  • To enhance the lines of communication between park users and the City of Edmonton
  • To assist in the identification of actual or perceived problems 
  • To encourage positive interactions between park users (i.e. dogs and people)
  • To support the Dogs in Open Spaces Implementation Strategy



  • Represent the City of Edmonton as a welcoming host at off leash sites
  • Provide information to inquisitive park users
  • Redirect park user concerns, complaints, and questions to the appropriate City staff by providing contact information to park users
  • Be a model of responsible dog ownership
  • Take note of and report park maintenance concerns
  • Monitor and maintain signage and bulletin boards where applicable
  • Let inquiring users know that if they would like to organize a site clean-up, the City will assist with the supplies needed
  • Refill “doggy doo doo” bag dispensers
  • Report observations and concerns to the Dog Off Leash Coordinator
  • Report hours online, at least monthly
  • Always be positive and courteous when interacting with the public
  • Refrain from enforcing or reprimanding other users when witnessing infractions