Dogs Off Leash Ambassador Program

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On Saturday July 14, two of our Dogs Off-Leash Ambassadors woke up early and braved the rain to host a fun Year of the Dog park meet-up followed by a poop clean up at the Callingwood Off-Leash Area!



The event was a success and it was an excellent opportunity for park-goers to get to know each other, to learn more about the park, and to contribute some of their time to keeping the park clean and enjoyable for everyone!


In the afternoon of June 16, some of the DOLA volunteers came out to the Paisley off-leash area for the Paisley Unleashed Grand Opening and Pup-up Fair! Here they hosted a table representing the DOLA program and acted as a wonderful resource to the people and pups who came out to enjoy this fun event!



This event was a ton of fun for people and pups, alike! It featured food trucks and vendors, a photo booth, agility demos, a puppy pool party, and several fun competitions for the canine comrades!



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