Dogs Off Leash Ambassador Program


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 The Dogs Off Leash Ambassadors were 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!

 

Our Ambassadors joined the fun at the Cycle in the City Bike Party on August 26 to promote positive multi-user interactions in off-leash areas with cyclists. 

We had a great time roaming around the bike grid and introducing our Canine Ambassadors while also talking about the D.E.W.S. bandana program!

 

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If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, apply soon, we are hoping to hold our next training session in September!

 
For more information on Off-Leash locations and events visit: edmonton.ca/offleash
To contact the volunteer coordinator directly email: dogoffleashcoordinator@edmonton.ca

 

 

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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
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