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Our Ambassadors attended Root for Trees Fest in Hermitage Park on June 3 to promote responsible pet ownership and off-leash areas across the City.

Come and meet our amazing Dogs Off Leash Ambassadors at Pets in the Park on June 25 in Hawrelak Park! 

If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, apply soon, we are hoping to hold our next training session before the end of June!
 
For more information on Off-Leash locations and events visit: edmonton.ca/offleash
To contact the volunteer coordinator directly email: dogoffleashcoordinator@edmonton.ca

 

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
Elsinore Pipeline 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
Riverside 1
Royal Gardens Pipeline Corridor 1
Saddleback Road 1
Terwillegar 1
Valleyview Drive 1
Wellington Park 1

Other

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

 

Responsibilities

  • 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